Man charged with murder after bicyclist killed in crash sparked by argument in Galveston, police say

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Witnesses said the driver and bicyclist got into some sort of verbal and physical altercation before the crash. A second bicyclist was treated and released with minor injuries.

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man is charged with murder in a crash reportedly sparked by an argument that killed a bicyclist in Galveston.

Police said the crash happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday on 32nd Street and Avenue R.

A man driving a vehicle and a man on a bike got into some sort of verbal and physical altercation before the crash, witnesses told police.

The man who was riding the bike, identified as 39-year-old Cody Compian, was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

A second bicyclist was treated and released at the scene with minor injuries, police said.

Police charged the driver, identified as 62-year-old Roy Gonzales, with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

His bond was set at $750,000.

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