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Grandson of Farmer Charged with Negligent Homicide

The grandson of a prominent town farmer from New Milford has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle in the 2014 death of a cyclist.

According to New Milford Police, 23 year old John Kimberly of Chestnut Land Road turned himself into the police on Thursday, June 18.

He has been charged with the death of 57 year old Dwight Hipp who was killed on August 23, 2014 on Route 109 when he was hit by Kimberly’s pickup truck at around 8.30 a.m. Hipp was an experienced bike rider who rode with the New Milford River Trail Association in the National Bike Challenge.

Kimberly, who is the grandson of the late Howard G. Kimberly, has now been released on $10,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on June 29 to face a charge of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle charge.

Howard G. Kimberly established a family farm in New Milford on Chestnut Land Road in 1955 which is in the area where the collision occurred.

If convicted, Kimberly faces up to a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.

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