Arrest made in hit-and-run death of bicyclist

Eric Michael Winship. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A local man has been arrested in the hit and run crash that killed a bicyclist Sunday night in downtown Columbus.

Columbus police say that they arrested 27-year-old Eric Michael Winship at his northern Bartholomew County home Monday evening.

He is facing charges of failing to stop after an accident resulting in a death and possession of a legend drug injection device.

Columbus police detective Lt. Jay Frederick thanked the public for all of the calls, tips and other information police received in this case.

Bicyclist Kyla M. Ortlieb died in the crash at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday night at 11th and Chestnut streets. A red GMC Jimmy with heavy damage was found nearby.

The case remains under investigation. That investigation is being handled by the Bartholomew County Death Investigation Team which consists of members of the Columbus Police Department, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office and the Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office.