I used to live in Hankey Farms, back in the 1980s. There was a lot of very nice riding to be done in that area, then. Plenty of development has occurred since that time, including Robinson Towne Center.
The news report stated that the cyclist was riding on the berm and had a light on. He was riding home from work. The police seem very interested in speaking to the driver of a dark colored box truck.
SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS. SHELDON INGRAM WITH THEIR MESSAGE TONIGHT. REPORTER: THE OAKDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS STILL LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO STRUCK AND KILLED A MAN ON HIS BICYCLE FRIDAY, AND WHILE THAT PERSON IS GOING ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS THE VICTIM’S FAMILY IS STRUGGLING WITH ITS GRIEF. THIS IS THE SIDE VIEW MIRROR OF A PICKUP TRUCK THAT CRUSHED THE SKULL OF 24-YEAR-OLD BLOND DONE ORTMAN AS HE RODE HIS BIKE. THE INCIDENT HAPPENED FRIDAY ON STEW BANVILLE PIKE. TODAY HIS UNTIMELY DEATH SUNG IN WITH HIS FAMILY. WE WILLED TO GO TO THE FUNERAL HOME. THIS IS HIS SISTER. THE FAMILY SPENT THE DAY PLANNING FOR HIS FINAL FAREWELL. CASKET, BURIAL PLOT, TIME FOR SERVICES. REPORTER: OAKDALE POLICE SAY THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED IN THE EASTBOUND LANE ON STAOUB BANVILLE PIKE. THEY SAY THE TRUCK WAS HEADED EASTBOUND BUT ORTMAN WAS HEADED WESTBOUND ON THE SAME LANE. THE SIDE VIEW MIRROR STRUCK HIM IN THE FACE AND THE SHATTERED PIECES INDICATE THE FORCE OF IMPACT. HIS FAMILY CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE DRIVER DID NOT STOP, EVEN IF IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. HOW CAN YOU NOT STOP TO JUST CHECK, EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU HIT AN ANIMAL OR SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, HOW CAN YOU JUST NOT STOP? REPORTER: POLICE HAVE LEADS BUT WILL NOT SAY HOW CLOSE THEY ARE TO FINDING THE DRIVER. WE DESERVE FOR THIS PERSON TO COME FORWARD, AND IF ANYBODY KNOWS THE PERSON AND KNOWS THAT THEY ARE NOT COMING FORWARD THEN