Immigration officer pleads guilty in deadly hit-and-run case

Accident resulted in death of cyclist on Linford Pierson Highway

The scene of the April 23, 2015 hit-and-run accident where bicyclist Donnie Ray Connor was killed. - Photo: Brent Fuller

Nicholas Patrick Tibbetts pleaded guilty Friday to one criminal charge against him that resulted from a deadly April 2015 hit-and-run car accident.

The crash killed a bicyclist, 59-year-old Donnie Ray Connor.

Tibbetts, 25, an immigration officer, pleaded guilty in the Grand Court to causing death by careless driving. He will face sentencing on Nov. 8, and will be released on bail until that date, Justice Charles Quin ordered.

The accident victim died early on April 23, 2015 after he was struck along the side of the road on the Linford Pierson Highway.

Mr. Connor’s body was found shortly after the accident by another bicyclist.

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Tibbetts was arrested on April 26, 2015 after police received information regarding a damaged vehicle that was suspected of having been involved in the fatal crash.

Tibbetts’s attorney, Amelia Fosuhene, requested a social inquiry report be completed on her client before his sentencing date.

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