Man pleads guilty to fatally running woman over with his car

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man who fatally ran over a woman with his car pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter Wednesday.

Police arrested Ricky Mellerson, 54, in August after a woman died after being run over by a car. Police say Mellerson ran over Kimberly Thompson, 46-year-old local woman, while drunk.

Mellerson pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving his car in reverse through a parking lot and striking her.

When he is sentenced in November, Mellerson faces up to 15 years in prison. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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