A 33-year-old man who initially fled the scene after running over and killing a pedestrian last May has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
James Gibbs of Panama later turned himself in after hitting 62-year-old Gregory Nicklas with his pick-up late in the evening of May 29th. Gibbs was driving home from a bar. Nicklas was walking his dog near his rural Hickman home.
Prosecutors first charged Gibbs with failing to stop and render aid. Gibbs agreed to plead no contest to a charge of manslaughter.