Judge to meet with lawyers on deaths of Kalamazoo bicyclists

Posted at 9:14 AM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 09:14:32-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A judge is meeting with lawyers to get an update on the case of five bicyclists who were struck and killed by a pickup truck in Michigan.

The conference isn’t open to the public Wednesday. A judge will decide whether he’ll still hold a hearing on June 29 to determine if there’s enough evidence to send Charles Pickett Jr. to trial on second-degree murder charges.

The victims were in a group of bicyclists riding on a rural road in Kalamazoo County’s Cooper Township on June 7.

The 50-year-old Pickett has been in custody for two weeks. He’s from the Battle Creek area.

FOX 17 News is expecting more information from Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Gettings after the meeting. We’ll have that information on later editions of FOX 17 News.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.