Crime

Man charged with homicide in woman’s death after ATV crash

A man has been charged with homicide after a woman’s death.

Trenton Ross Bilak, 23, was driving an ATV at 4:15 a.m. April 14 when it crashed in Greenfield Township. Mikayla Focht, 18, was his passenger. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The ATV, according to state police at Hollidaysburg, hit a deer on Knob Run Road, near Blue Knob. The ATV overturned, which threw Bilak and Focht from the vehicle. Bilak allegedly fled the scene.

Neither were wearing helmets, police said.

Focht was a standout softball player for Hollidaysburg and planned to continue playing at St. Francis University.

Bilak, of Everett, was charged with felony homicide by vehicle, felony crash involving death, misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter and misdemeanor tampering with evidence. He also faces summary offenses of operating an ATV on streets, reckless driving, careless driving and not driving at a safe speed.

He was unable to post $150,000 bail set by Blair County Magisterial Judge Craig Ormsby.

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