Man who hit 4-year-old sledder sentenced

Kevin Witte in court in Grand Rapids on March 18, 2015.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The man who drove off after hitting a 4-year-old who was sledding in Grand Rapids will spend time in jail.

Kevin Witte was sentenced on Tuesday to 90 days in jail with credit for one day served, and 36 months probation.

In January, he struck and seriously injured 4-year-old Gabriel Castillo, who was sledding at Richmond Park. Witte kept driving, later telling investigators that he knew had hit something but didn’t know it was a person.

Witte, 23, was charged in February and pleaded no contest in March to failure to stop at the scene of a serious personal injury accident.

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