Hit & Run Driver Who Killed Bicyclist Sentenced To 3 Years

A Cottonwood woman has been sentenced for killing a bicyclist with her pickup truck and then fleeing the scene two years ago. 65-year-old Michael “Mickey” Don Strausbaugh of Anderson was riding a bicycle on Gas Point Road near Happy Valley Road on May 25th of 2021 when he was struck and killed. A passerby saw him and his mangled bicycle and attempted CPR, but Strausbaugh was declared dead at the scene. Chips of paint and a Dodge Ram hood ornament were found at the crash site and a tip led to an arrest the following day of 29-year-old Victoria Michel McDaniel. She eventually pleaded guilty to hit and run causing death and vehicular manslaughter. She’s been sentenced to three years in state prison.