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Driver charged over death of Israeli champion

A man has been charged over the July 16 death of Israeli cycling champion Golan Shalmon. Bus driver Nizar Gerumnah was charged Tuesday at Nazareth District Court with causing Shalmon's death, according to www.haaretz.com.

Gerumnah is accused of "criminal negligence" and of driving "irresponsibly and with indifference, ignoring the possibilities of causing the accident and its consequences." Prosecutors allege that Garumnah was driving too fast at the time of the incident.

Prosecuting attorney Shalve Levine said that Garumnah had seen Shalmon, who was training for the national time trial championships, and the car accompanying him, but did not slow down and was not concentrating on his driving as he was busy changing radio stations.

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