San Antonio man gets 18 years in prison for fatal hit and run

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — It will be 18 years in prison for a San Antonio man convicted in a 2020 hit and run accident that killed a motorcyclist.

Christopher Norton, 32, pled guilty in July to one charge of failing to stop and render aid resulting in death.

Investigators say Norton was driving an SUV on Nov. 9, 2020 when he crashed into the motorcycle at the intersection of O’Connor Road and Larkdale Drive. But police say Norton kept going and went home while the motorcyclist, 48-year-old Phillip Snow, died.

“Those who love Mr. Snow had to wait nearly two years to hear this defendant accept responsibility for his actions. With this chapter behind them, I hope everyone who loved Mr. Snow can focus on celebrating him without thinking about this defendant again,” said Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.

Evidence showed that the damage to Norton’s vehicle was consistent with the damage to the motorcycle.

Norton also plead guilty to an unrelated second-degree charge of assault on a family member. Judge Michael Mery sentenced Norton to 18 years in prison for each charge to run concurrently.

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