Kimberly charged in New Milford cyclist’s death
Published 4:18 pm, Thursday, July 2, 2015
A member of a longtime farming family in New Milford has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle in the death of a cyclist in August 2014.
John Kimberly, 23, of Chestnutland Road turned himself into New Milford police June 18 on an active warrant.
He was charged in the Aug. 23, 2014 death of Dwight Hipp, 57, who died as the result of being struck by the pickup truck driven by Kimberly along Chestnutland Road (Route 109), police said. The accident occurred about 8:30 a.m.
A call to Kimberly’s home was not answered.
Kimberly is the grandson of the late Howard G. Kimberly, who established a family farm along Chestnutland Road in 1955.
The collision occurred in the area of the Kimberly farm.
Hipp was remembered by friends and acquaintances as an experienced bicycle rider, including riding with the New Milford River Trail Association in the National Bike Challenge.
A conviction of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle would carry penalties of a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both, according to the state penal code.