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Man Pleads Guilty To Hitting, Killing Bicyclist In Minneapolis

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(credit: Hennepin County Jail)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 27-year-old Minneapolis man pleaded guilty Monday in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a man on his way to synagogue last November.

Wesley Gubbin had been accused of hitting and killing 61-year-old Thomas Malloy last November near the intersection of Franklin Avenue and West River Road in Minneapolis as Malloy was biking to synagogue. Gubbin turned himself into police the night of the crash.

The accident happened at about 11 a.m., and Malloy died later that afternoon at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Gubbin was set to go to trial on Monday, but instead pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the crash. He pleaded guilty to one felony count of criminal vehicular operation and will be sentenced on Sept. 24.

Malloy was originally from the southern Minnesota town of Kenyon but had lived in the Phelps neighborhood of Minneapolis for 20 years.

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