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  1. #1
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    PA - Brandon Ortmann, 24, cyclist, killed in hit & run, North Fayette, 18 Sep 2015

    Suspect Vehicle:

    2003-2007 GMC White 4 DR Pickup Truck - White Bed Cap

    *Damage to Right Headlight Assembly -- Missing R. Side Mirror

    Bicyclist:
    Brandon T. Ortmann
    :: White / Male / 24 Years Old

    North Fayette Twp., Allegheny County, is in South-Western, PA.

    Sat., Nov. 14th: KDKA-TV :

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/...d-hit-and-run/:

    Includes Photos of Brandon, & Suspect Truck

    Previously:

    http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary...nn-Brandon.php
    &
    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/...d-hit-and-run/:
    *Video Time-Stamp: [01 Minute : 35 Seconds]

    North Fayette Police :: 412-787-8900

    Limitations of Eye-Witness Observations:


    - - - - First Reported - - - - || - - - - - Photo - - - - -

    - - - - - Dark Color- - - - - -|| - - - - - White** - - - -

    - - - - - Box Truck - - - - - -|| - 4 Dr. Pick-Up Truck -

    Another Recent, Eye-Witness WebSleuths Case:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...7#post12177927

    Paraphrasing:
    **Metamerism, [met-TAMM'-err-is-imm], is a phenomenon
    that occurs when Colors Seem to Change when viewed
    in Different Light Sources.

    Example:
    Our apparent Make-Up Mirror change of Complexion when
    viewed with Incandescent vs. Cold Fluorescent Lighting.:

    http://www.colormatters.com/color-an...lor-metamerism

    A$ Alway$: PA Crime$topper$ -- 1-800-4PA-TIPS https://www.crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/

    "Bump"
    For an Update.
    Last edited by Richrd; 11-15-2015 at 06:51 PM.

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    Zachary Francis Chicko - for Fatal Hit-Run - Allegheny County - 18 Sep 2015

    Defendant:

    Zachary Francis* Chicko :: White / Male / 31* Years Old

    Deceased Bicyclist:

    Brandon T. Ortmann
    :: White / Male / 24 Years Old

    North Fayette Twp., Allegheny County, is in South-Western, PA.

    Wed., June 15th: WPXI-TV:

    http://www.wpxi.com/news/man-facing-...pike/345051984:

    *Lower Court Document Sheet:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000142-2016


    Another Recent Fatal Hit-Run WebSleuths Case:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...7#post12177927


    May Prompt Justice Be Served.

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    Case Advanced to Upper Court of Common Pleas

    Defendant:

    Zachary Francis Chicko :: White / Male / 31 Years Old

    Deceased Bicyclist:

    Brandon T. Ortmann
    :: White / Male / 24 Years Old

    North Fayette Twp., Allegheny County, is in South-Western, PA.

    Wed., June 15th: WPXI-TV:

    http://www.wpxi.com/news/man-facing-...pike/345051984:

    Upper Court Document Sheet:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0007197-2016:

    Pre-Trial Release on Own Recognizance :: No Bail Needed


    Another Recent Fatal Hit-Run WebSleuths Case:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...7#post12177927


    May Prompt Justice Be Served.

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    the trial for Zach is today!

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    Update - The trial date has been rescheduled for March 13, 2017. Unfortunately the driver, Zach Chicko, still drives unlicensed, and in an unregistered vehicle - the same truck! Local police in his area where notified in October of this year. They were also advised there is no legal inspection sticker on the truck. One day later Zach posted a picture of that white GMC truck with the trailer (same truck & trailer he was pulling the night of the accident), and his Camero race car sitting beside the truck & trailer in a field that he drove it to. Tipped off by someone that the police were called? Appears possible. He then. Does that sound like a remorseful person? (Rhetorical question).

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    The trial has been changed to May 8, 2017.

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    Trial begins for man charged in 2015 accident that killed bicyclist

    http://www.post-gazette.com/local/re...s/201707140116

    Five people testified during the opening day of the trial for Zachary Chicko, 32. Investigators said the passenger-side mirror of his vehicle struck bicyclist Brandon Ortmann, 24, in the face, throwing him off his bike just before 8 p.m. Sept. 18, 2015. He died of head injuries, the Allegheny County Coronerís office determined.

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    New Kensington man found guilty for role in fatal bicycle crash

    http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/1...-bicycle-crash

    A New Kensington man will remain on house arrest until sentencing after an Allegheny County judge found him guilty Tuesday of hitting and killing a bicyclist in North Fayette in 2015.

    Common Pleas Judge Thomas Flaherty found Zachary Chicko, 31, guilty of accidents involving death or personal injury and several vehicle violations. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

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    Driver who fatally struck bicyclist in 2015 hit-and-run sentenced to prison

    http://www.post-gazette.com/local/we...s/201710120164

    On Thursday, Zachary Chicko, 32, who was found guilty in a non-jury trial in July, was ordered to serve three to six years in state prison.

    He will be eligible for parole after 27 months.

    Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Thomas E. Flaherty determined that a three-year mandatory minimum penalty for leaving the scene of a fatal accident applied in the case, over the objection of defense attorney Lee Rothman.

    "If Mr. Chicko would have stopped, we would not be here today. It would have been deemed an accident," the judge said.
    Jamila Olowinski, Mr. Ortmann's sister, told Judge Flaherty that she held her mom's hand in the delivery room when her brother took his first breath, and she held her mom's hand in the hospital when he took his last.

    She described her brother, 11 years her junior, as having brilliant eyes and great hair, and a great relationship with her that stayed close even after she grew up and moved away.

    Ms. Olowinski doesnít want Mr. Ortmann to be known as "the victim," "the decedent," or "the bicyclist," but as her little brother.

    "Zach's life should forever be changed," she said. "He should not get to leave this courtroom a free man."



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