Charges have been dismissed against a Fallon man accused of fatally striking a 12-year-old bicyclist with his vehicle while making a cell phone call in August 2006.
Under a civil compromise accepted Friday by Justice of the Peace Terry Graham, Richard Hutchings will pay $1.3 million to the family of victim of Jeremiah Horne in return for the dismissal of a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge.
The Horne family asked that Hutchings not be prosecuted, the Lahontan Valley News and Fallon Eagle Standard newspaper reported. The Hornes and Hutchings are members of the same Mormon church.
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