HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — A Hancock County man is headed to prison for hitting and killing an Anderson man who was riding a bike in July 2019.
Jonathan Jacobi, 39, of McCordsville, was sentenced Monday to four years in prison and two years of probation. He had previously pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death as part of a deal with prosecutors.
Jacobi hit 67-year-old Terry Huff with his pickup truck while driving on State Road 234 in July 2019.
The impact threw Huff off of his bicycle and into a ditch, where he was later spotted by a passing driver. He was taken to a hospital, where he died several days later after being taken off of life support.
Jacobi drove away from the scene of the accident and, later that morning, took his truck to a body shop for repairs.
Police were able to tie Jacobi to the accident using broken truck parts at the scene and by contacting repair shops, according to The Greenfield Reporter. Footage from surveillance cameras also helped investigators connect Jacobi to the accident.