Hearing for local man accused in fatal hit-and-run rescheduled

An initial hearing for a driver accused of hitting and killing a bicyclist and leaving the scene has been delayed.

Our news-gathering partners at “The Republic” are reporting that Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge Kelly Benjamin rescheduled an initial hearing for 27-year-old Eric M. Winship, of Columbus, for 9 a.m. Friday. That came about after technical difficulties resulted in the judge having to stop a string of initial hearings being broadcast from the jail on Tuesday morning.

Winship is accused of driving a pickup truck that struck and killed 21-year-old Kyla Ortlieb, of Columbus, on Oct. 20 near 11th and Chestnut streets.

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