OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for a fatal hit-and-run last February.
Michael Sullivan, 44, had earlier pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a personal injury accident resulting in death and tampering with evidence in the Feb. 3 death of 57-year-old Richard McIntyre.
Witnesses, surveillance video and tips led police to Sullivan, who had left a Ralston bar driving a white pickup truck minutes before the crash, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Sullivan ran over McIntyre, who was walking near 84th and Q Streets, and drove off without stopping, police said. He turned himself in nine days after the crash.
Police said they found a white pickup belonging to Sullivan stored in a garage that had headlight damage and a missing front fender. Sullivan had told someone to get rid of the damaged fender, police said.
Sullivan has maintained he did not know he hit a person the night of the crash.