Summerville man sentenced for fatal hit-and-run

The man accused of a hit-and-run that led to the death of a bicyclist last year pleaded guilty to reckless homicide this morning in Charleston.

Jason Frank Marion, 32, of Summerville, entered the plea in a downtown Charleston courtroom. He originally had been charged with hit and run, duties of driver involved in accident with death, according to court records.

A judge sentenced him to six years in prison and three years of probation.

Marion was driving a pick-up truck about 1:24 a.m. on May 4, 2012 when the truck approached Gerard Nieto, who was riding a bicycle on Savannah Highway near White Oak Drive, according to arrest warrants. Marion did not render aid, wait for police or report the accident, warrants said.

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.

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