(BALTIMORESUN) — The Episcopal bishop who struck and killed a bicyclist with her car before leaving the scene told a colleague shortly afterward that she was "in shock," the church said Tuesday.
Bishop Suffragan Heather Elizabeth Cook, 58, the Maryland church's second-ranking official, called another church official, the Rev. Scott Slater, about 20 minutes after the Dec. 27 crash that killed Thomas Palermo, 41, who was riding his bike in northern Baltimore.
"She said she thought she had hit a bicyclist and was in shock," according to statement released by The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
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