Police: Hit-and-run suspect turns himself after bicyclist killed in Olney

Byron Itzep

A suspect is now in police custody after police say he fatally struck a bicyclist and fled the scene Friday night.

The bicyclist was hit by a 2005 Chevrolet at the intersection of Westford Road and Ashdale Street in Philadelphia's Olney section just after 8:30 p.m. 

The victim, later identified as 41-year-old Danyel O. Tingle, was pronounced dead on the scene by medics.

Police say the 42-year-old driver fled the scene, then contact police several hours later around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.


He was then taken to police headquarters, where he was arrested, according to reports. The suspected vehicle was also towed.

Byron Itzep, 42, is now charged with involuntary manslaughter, accident involving death and related offenses.