Anchorage teen who hit, killed cyclist in court Friday

An Anchorage teen who ran over a cyclist with a pickup truck and drove away will soon find out whether her plea agreement will be accepted, putting her behind bars for up to three years.

KTUU-TV reports that 18-year-old Alexandra Ellis is scheduled to appear Friday in Anchorage Superior Court for the July 2014 crash that killed 51-year-old Jeff Holder Dusenbury.

Court documents say Ellis had just taken a friend home from a large party she hosted while her parents were out of town when she hit Holder-Dusenbury, an avid cyclist.

A plea agreement reached by state prosecutors and defense lawyers would put the teen in jail for one to three years for negligent homicide.

The judge will decide whether that agreement is fair.

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