- Associated Press - Friday, November 21, 2014

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A driver has been found not guilty in a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a former fire chief in New Hampshire.

Travis Hobbs of Mont Vernon said he didn’t realize he hit John Bachman in Amherst last December, who was getting his mail; Hobbs said he thought he had clipped a mail box while trying to avoid an oncoming car.

Prosecutors said the 21-year-old Hobbs was texting at the time and knew he hit someone.

Hobbs faced several charges, including negligent homicide.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1zJUrGu) the jury acquitted him Friday. They began deliberating Thursday.

Bachman had been fire chief in Amherst. He was 71.


Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com

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