Man Connected To Aggravated Vehicular Homicide Changes Plea To Guilty

Posted on 10/2/2012

Defendant: Matthew Atkinson Plea

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that Matthew Atkinson, age 34, pled guilty at a hearing today to one F-2 count of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, in connection to the December 16, 2011 head-on-collision on the far east side of town which resulted in the death of Chad Fields, age 24. The Aggravated Vehicular Homicide was premised upon Atkinson being under the influence of alcohol. Fields and his pregnant wife Lindsay Hill were a mile from home at the time of the crash. O’Brien said that both Ms. Hill and the baby boy that was born in June were present in court and suffered no lasting effects from the crash. Atkinson’s sentencing will be set for early November before Judge Serrott in courtroom 6E at 345 South High Street. Atkinson faces a maximum sentence of 8 years incarceration.