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Man sentenced for connection to fatal New Year’s Day hit-and-run in Virginia Beach

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Posted at 10:57 AM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2020-08-05 12:51:41-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A man has been sentenced for his involvement with a fatal hit-and-run that happened on New Year’s Day in 2018.
Tyeler Hutton, 26, was charged with reckless driving, driving on a suspended/revoked operators license, no seat belt and possession and transport of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The incident happened near the intersection of South Independence Boulevard and Bonney Road.
Police, fire and emergency medical services personnel responded to the scene around 1:40 a.m.
An investigation revealed that there was a crash involving a white Dodge Durango and a gray Ford Focus. The driver of the Durango, Hutton, fled the scene on foot while the driver of the Ford Focus sustained life threatening injuries.
The victim of the hit-and-run, 42-year-old Thomas Gordon Hitt, died from his injuries later in the day.

In August 2020, Hutton was sentenced to 3 years, 6 months, and 10 days in prison.