JACKSON, TN (abc24.com) - A man accused of fatally hitting a young girl on horseback with his vehicle pled guilty to the incident in a Madison County Courtroom on December 12, 2011.
28-year old Richard White will serve 14 tears in prison on charges of reckless vehicular homicide, tampering with evidence, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, driving on a revoked license and possession of marijuana.
On May 31, 2011, White was driving a white 1984 Chevy truck when he hit 21-year-old Matthew Webb and 12-year-old Amber Kendrick, who were riding horseback together along Diamond Grove Road. White continued northbound and struck a second horse, ridden by 20-year-old John Gobbell. Webb and Gobbell were treated for non-critical injuries. Webb was thrown from the horse upon impact, and was pronounced dead on arrival at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Both horses were also killed.
After the collision, White got out of his truck, removed the license plate, and fled on foot. He was later found hiding under his Pinson, Tennessee home and arrested.