60 Days in Jail for Fatal Hit and Run
St Cloud, MN (WJON News) - A St. Joseph man has been sentenced in a fatal hit and run involving a young boy.
Thirty-two-year-old Jeremy Ulik had earlier pleaded guilty to one felony count of failing to stop at a collision causing injury or death. He was sentenced in Stearns County District Court to 60 days in jail, four years probation, and must pay restitution to the family.
A criminal complaint says Ulik told police he knew he hit 5-year-old Cody Nuckolls with his Chevy Trailblazer, but believed the child was OK because he saw him standing as he drove away.
The boy was struck by a vehicle on April 13 as his mother waited across the street for his sister to get off a school bus. Nuckolls was declared dead at the hospital.
Police used video from the school bus to find the vehicle.