Man enters plea in bicycle fatality

A Mobile man will spend five years in prison for a hit-and-run accident that left a bicyclist dead 6½ years ago.

Terry D. Rodgers, 35, charged with manslaughter, entered a blind plea to vehicular homicide, according to the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office and his attorney. Baldwin Circuit Judge J. Langford Floyd handed down the sentence on Thursday along with a concurrent five-year term for leaving the scene of the accident, according to defense attorney J. Clark Stankoski and the District Attorney’s Office.

The accident occurred near the intersection of Ala. 59 and Baldwin County 4 east in Gulf Shores in August 2004.

Man enters plea in bicycle fatality