THE driver who swerved onto the bike lane and killed two brothers riding a bike claimed she had “defecated uncontrollably.”
The Utah woman who hit and killed the brothers before driving away blamed her irritable bowel syndrome for the accident.
Brothers Andrew and Matthew Bullard, 49 and 48, were from California and taking part in a race in Washington City, Utah, according to police.
Lifesaving procedures were administered to the unresponsive cyclists and both were transported to St. George Regional Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
A witness said the two were hit around 2 p.m. as a Hyundai Genesis turned onto the bike lane, the New York Post reports.
The driver of that car, Julie Ann Budge, 47, told police she had “various medical conditions,” including IBS.
Budge told police she was driving when the condition made her “dump on herself without warning,” causing her to dodge into the men.
A probable cause statement obtained by KUTV says Budge told officers she was driving home when she “started defecating uncontrollably while driving, so she swerved.”
She also told police that she knew she had hit the two men but could not get her car to stop.
“A witness at the scene of the accident stated that it appeared Julie had no intention of stopping after hitting the two cyclists,” the arresting officer wrote.
“The witness stated that he followed Julie’s vehicle until she pulled over and stopped several hundred yards from the accident.”
She had allegedly been hospitalized the previous day and had been given fentanyl via an IV drip, she told police.
The arresting officer’s report states that they arrested Julie on suspicion of drink driving.
She was charged with two counts of criminal negligence in motor vehicle murder, two counts of felonies for not staying in an accident resulting in death, and two counts of DUI with grievous bodily harm from negligent surgery. The charges are all criminal offenses.
Budge was also charged with a misdemeanor of reckless driving and a violation of improper lane driving.
She remains in custody, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
In 2015, she was convicted of drunk driving, KUTV reported.
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