The trial for a La Plata County man accused of striking and killing professional cyclist Benjamin Sonntag was delayed until July 19 because of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cordell Schneider, who was 19 at the time, was supposed to start a trial March 22.
Authorities say Schneider was driving a pickup truck on County Road 105 in western La Plata County around noon March 4, 2020, when he struck and killed Sonntag, who was riding his bike at the time.
An investigation into the crash found Schneider was traveling an estimated 65 mph in a 35 mph zone when he lost control of the truck, struck Sonntag and then went down a steep embankment before hitting a tree and coming to rest.
Schneider was charged with vehicular homicide, a Class 4 felony, and reckless driving.
On July 17, Schneider pleaded not guilty.