Man sentenced in fatal hit-and-run in Columbia in 2019

December 28, 2021 GMT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The driver of a deadly hit-and-run in Columbia was sentenced Tuesday to more than a decade in prison.

Charles Waddill, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty in September to hitting and killing 51-Timothy Wilson of Columbia. He pleaded to involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with physical evidence.

Investigators said Wilson was a pedestrian in Columbia when he was hit by a vehicle on June 29, 2019. The driver fled the scene.

Waddill contacted the Columbia Police Department after the crash, according to court documents. He told police he was in the area at the time Wilson was hit, and the vehicle seen at the scene was found at Waddill’s home.

Waddill was sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter charge, seven years for leaving the scene and four years for tampering. The seven- and four-year sentences will run consecutively, and that 11-year sentence will be served concurrently with the 10-year sentence, KOMU reported.