Man charged in Lexington cyclist’s death pleads not guilty

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Odilon Paz Salvador

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The man accused of hitting and killing a Lexington bicyclist has pleaded not guilty to murder and hit-and-run charges.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 29-year-old Odilon Paz-Salvador entered his plea in Scott District Court on Tuesday.

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Paz-Salvador is charged with murder, wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and failure to render aid after the death of 57-year-old lawyer Mark Hinkel.

Witnesses say Hinkel was struck head-on, landing in the bed of Paz-Salvador’s pickup on Saturday during the Horsey Hundred cycling event in Scott County.

Paz-Salvador traveled three miles with Hinkel in the truck before Georgetown police spotted Hinkel and stopped Paz-Salvador.



Hinkel died shortly after at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

The judge kept bond for Paz-Salvador at $100,000.