Cheswick man arraigned in death of Etna woman
A Cheswick man was arraigned on Tuesday on charges that he allegedly caused the death of an Etna woman a year ago in a crash on Route 28.
Jared P. Schillinger, 29, is accused of vehicular homicide while driving drunk in the Feb. 16, 2013 death of Rikki Fleming, 18, of Etna.
Police say Schillinger was driving drunk when he drove into the back of Fleming's car near the Highland Park Bridge. Fleming's car was pushed up an embankment and it overturned.
Schillinger is also charged with involuntary manslaughter, two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, reckless driving and careless driving.
Schillinger was arraigned by Allegheny County night court staff on Tuesday afternoon instead of District Judge Elissa M. Lang in Sharpsburg as initially planned, state police said.
Allegheny County Sheriff William P. Mullen confirmed that Schillinger surrendered to deputies at the municipal court building in Pittsburgh and was formally charged there.
His bond was set at $75,000 unsecured, pending a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for Feb. 28 in Pittsburgh.
Schillinger's attorney was not available for comment.
Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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