Driver in hit-skip that killed 70-year-old bicyclist charged


Charles Startup

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NEW RUSSIA TOWNSHIP, OH - The driver of a car that struck and killed a 70-year-old bicyclist was charged Monday.

Ronald Dicenzo, 76, of Cedar Street in Oberlin, was charged in Oberlin Municipal Court with failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead, vehicular homicide, and leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash.

70-year-old Charles Startup, of Oberlin, was riding his bicycle on Butternut Ridge Road on October 10th,  when a dark-colored Ford hit him from behind. Witnesses said that the car initially slowed down, but then fled the scene.

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Based on a tip, police were able to locate the car three days later. Dicenzo was identified as the owner of the car, and cooperated with investigators. He will be arraigned in Oberlin Municipal Court on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

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