Written by AARON CASTREJON
LOS ANGELES - The 61-year-old woman accused of intentionally killing a cyclist and trying to kill other riders in Claremont pleaded not guilty Friday.
Sandra Marie Wicksted, a Claremont resident, faces one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder in the November 3, 2018 incident.
The complaint includes allegations of using a vehicle as a deadly and dangerous weapon and the crimes were willful, deliberate and premeditated, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney Information Officer Ricardo Santiago.
Wicksted is accused of trying to run over four cyclists before fatally striking 54-year-old Leslie Ann Pray.
The collision occurred at Radcliffe Drive and Mills Avenue at 11:35 a.m.
During the crash that killed Pray, Wicksted’s green 1996 Mercury Tracer station wagon slammed into a wall and became heavily damaged.
Radcliffe faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison if convicted as charged, Santiago said.
Radcliffe is scheduled to return to court September 3.