We know that Milt Olin died, the question is what happened, and why is it taking so long to find out ?
The pictures tell the story. In every shot, Milt Olin has a big smile on his face. It seems like he enjoyed life. His family, (he was a married father of two boys) described him as a 'Renaissance Man', in love with history, music, and especially bicycling. In fact it was that love for cycling that brought him to a long curving stretch of Mulholland Highway in Calabasas on Dec. 8th of last year, at 1:05 in the afternoon, when he was struck by an on duty Sheriff's deputy in a patrol car who was passing him in the bicycle lane.
Witness told Sheriff's investigators that the car swerved into the bike lane. It's possible the Deputy was distracted, as we've obtained the search warrant results of the Deputy's cell phone records, which show six texts sent in a four minute period , just before the accident. If that's the case, and it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the District Attorney could charge the Deputy with a crime, perhaps vehicular manslaughter. But that is a far from certain outcome, and as is their custom they aren't talking. As an independent investigator who reviewed the case for us told us, " It's possible the deputy swerved into the bike lane, it's possible Olin moved into the traffic lane. "There's not a lot of margin for error in either lane, if you've been out there, though the bike lane and the traffic lane apparently meet or exceed legally required widths. The family believes, based on witness reports and what they perhaps want to believe, that the Deputy was negligent. Olin was wearing ear buds, perhaps that was factor. It does seem clear that after all this time there should be some conclusion. I don't want to use the word 'closure', as really, I don't think that ever happens.
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