Man charged with leaving scene of fatal wreck in Choctaw County

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CHOCTAW COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - An arrest was made in Choctaw County Tuesday for a wreck that killed a Pennington man on Pinegrove Road Dec. 22.

57-year-old Jimmy James Gipp, Jr., of Ward, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death or injury.

Robert Ellis Thompson, 68, of Pennington, was critically injured when he was struck by a vehicle on Choctaw County 33, about two miles north of Pennington. State investigators had requested information from the public about a vehicle seen driving away.

The arrest was made after an investigation by Alabama state troopers and the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office.