Man Charged with Death of a Pedestrian Sentenced

A man charged with the death of a pedestrian in Lower Lake in 2016 has been sentenced. Robert Wade Hitchcock was allegedly driving a Ford F-150 truck westbound on Main Street in Lower Lake when he struck a car, while the victim, 40-year-old Nichole Marie Welborn, was trying to get into her vehicle. She was then pinned between two vehicles. Hitchcock, who had pled no contest to the charges, was sentenced to five years in state prison.