Md. Episcopal bishop speaks out about fatal hit-and-run

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland's top bishop says the church is filled with anger, bitterness and pain after a fatal hit-and-run crash involving the diocese's No. 2 leader.

In a letter posted online Tuesday, the Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton says "there are still too many questions for which there are no easy answers."

Sutton says he and diocese leaders will explore what they could have done better and learn to accept what they couldn't have done better. He says they'll explore ways to address addiction in the church and how to support the cycling community.

Bishop Heather Cook was charged with manslaughter, DUI, texting and leaving an accident scene in a hit-and-run crash that killed 41-year-old bicyclist and father of two Tom Palermo in Baltimore on Dec. 27.

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