Cheswick man to stand trial in fatal Sharpsburg crash

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A Cheswick man who police say struck and killed a woman while he was driving drunk last year was ordered today to stand trial in the case, court records show.

State police said Jared Schillinger, 29, was drunk when his vehicle struck a car driven by Rikki Fleming, 18, of Etna on Route 28 in Sharpsburg on Feb. 16, 2013. His blood alcohol content was more than double the legal limit, according to online court records.

Mr. Schillinger was ordered by District Judge Beth S. Mills to trial on charges including vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter. The court ordered restrictions on his alcohol consumption and on his visits to bars, the Post-Gazette’s media partner KDKA-TV reported.

His attorney, Christopher Urbano, declined comment.

Ms. Fleming's estate has also filed a notice of intent to sue Mr. Schillinger.


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