An attorney for Gurung was not available for comment Monday.
Police said Ncube, who lived in Gaithersburg, was initially struck by Gurung’s sport utility vehicle, knocking down the student who was then struck by a second vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle stopped and called 911, police said, but Ncube was pronounced dead at the hospital.
It took investigators about a week to locate Gurung, as police were searching for a Toyota Tundra or a Toyota Sequoia with a damaged side mirror from the crash.
In court documents, police wrote that Gurung told investigators that he thought he had hit a deer and that it was dark outside when he struck the student. He added that traffic behind him prevented him from stopping, court records state.
With the guilty plea, Gurung’s trial is vacated and five other charges have been dropped, court records show.
Gurung faces up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines.