- Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2016

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - A memorial dedicated to a bicyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run crash last year has been stolen.

Georgetown assistant police chief Robert Swanigan tells news outlets that investigators believe the memorial to 57-year-old lawyer Mark Hinkel was stolen in the past two weeks.

The memorial, in the shape of a bike, was on the same road where police said Hinkel was struck by suspected drunk driver Odilon Paz-Salvador in May 2015, while participating in the Horsey Hundred cycling event. Twenty-nine-year-old Paz-Salvador faces murder and other charges in Hinkel’s death. He has a hearing scheduled Dec. 8.

WKYT-TV reports that the Bluegrass Cycling Club put up the memorial, which was mounted on a concrete pad and had to be physically taken apart to be removed.


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