GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been fined $50 in connection with a crash that killed a longtime Delmarva broadcast news executive.

News outlets report that 38-year-old Shawn Armstrong on Thursday pleaded no contest to inattentive driving in the September 2017 crash that led to 76-year-old Thomas H. Draper’s death.

Delaware State Police had said the WBOC-TV owner was bicycling when he was struck by a pickup truck.

Armstrong also received a conditional dismissal of the misdemeanor charge of operation of vehicle causing death, provided he perform 50 hours of community service within a year.

Department of Justice spokesman Carl Kanefsky said Draper’s family was consulted and supported the plea deal.

Armstrong was initially found guilty of both counts in a September trial, but a mistrial was later declared for unreleased reasons.

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