Driver who struck and killed 17-year-old Team USA rider arrested and charged with vehicular homicide

'Yeva Smilianska must be held accountable for her willful and conscious actions when she chose to get behind the wheel of her car that day,' says family

Magnus White
(Image credit: Ride Aperture)

Longmont police have arrested 23-year-old Yeva Smilianska of Westminster, Colorado, in connection with the killing of 17-year-old national team cyclist Magnus White in July.

White was on a final training ride before leaving for the UCI World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, when he was struck by a car and killed. 

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.