Bicyclist killed after driver intentionally hits him with vehicle following fight, Galveston police say

GALVESTON, Texas – A driver is facing charges after he allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist with his vehicle on purpose following an argument in Galveston Wednesday evening, Galveston police said.

Roy Gonzales, 60, has been charged with murder in the death of 32-year-old Cody Compian, according to the release.

Witnesses told police that both Gonzales and Compian were reportedly involved in an argument that turned physical near the intersection of 32nd Street and Avenue R. At some point, Gonzales, in his vehicle at the time, struck both Compian and another bicyclist. He attempted to speed away from the scene but officers were able to quickly detain him, police said.

Compian was taken to UTMB in Galveston where he later died from his injuries.

The other bicyclist was treated and released for minor injuries.

Gonzales is currently being held in jail on a $750,000 bond.


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