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COURT HOUSE - Middle Township Police Department was advised Sept. 20 that a bicyclist, Christopher Pietrusza, 39, of Court House, died due to his injuries resulting from a Sept. 19 hit-and-run crash

According to a Middle Township police release, Paul Koscinski, 21, of Green Creek, the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash, was subsequently charged with vehicular homicide, knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death, endangering an injured victim and obstruction.

A previous release noted that at 11:05 p.m. Sept. 19, Middle Township police responded to the area of Shunpike Road and Stites Avenue for a motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist. Koscinski left the scene and continued to drive south on Shunpike Road, police said. 

At 11:12 p.m., Middle Township police responded to the 300 block of Stagecoach Road for a report of a motor vehicle that struck a parked vehicle in a driveway. The vehicle, matching the description from the previous accident, was observed leaving the scene, continuing to travel west on Stagecoach Road.  

Officers located the vehicle in the front yard of the home in the 70th block of Route 47 South after it struck a retaining wall. Koscinski was believed to have fled on foot.

After an extensive search, Koscinski was located and arrested. He was initially charged with assault by auto.

The above is based on information received from a law enforcement agency. The person named is innocent unless proven otherwise.

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