Man charged in Lexington cyclist’s death pleads not guilty
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.
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.