Driver in fatal bicycle crash in Pittsfield Township was changing the radio, attorney says

By Juliana Keeping

The driver of a van that struck and killed a bicyclist in Pittsfield Township in July told police he took his eyes off the road for a moment to change a pre-set radio station, a police officer testified in court today.

Defense attorney Joseph Simon argued the move didn't qualify as negligence, but District Judge J. Cedric Simpson disagreed and ordered 20-year-old Nicholas Wahl to stand trial for negligent homicide.  Wahl, a Grand Valley State University student from Clinton in Lenawee County, is charged in the July death of 45-year-old Tim Pincikowski of Saline. Testimony on Oct. 15  and today at the 14A District Court centered on whether there is probable cause to order a trial.  Read more:

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