Retired Officer Turns Himself in for Deadly NJ Hit-and-Run - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Retired Officer Turns Himself in for Deadly NJ Hit-and-Run



    Teen Killed in Hamilton Township Hit-And-Run

    Police are searching for the driver who killed a 15-year-old boy along Route 50. (Published Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010)

    A former Hammonton Police Department officer turned himself in last night in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 15-year-old boy on Saturday.

    Retired Hammonton officer Anthony Scaltrito, 63, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence, according to Atlantic County prosecutor's office public information officer Madelaine Vitale.

    Investigators say Justin Montgomery was while crossing Route 50 at mile marker 25 in Hamilton Township during the second night of the New Jersey 4-H Fair. Autopsy results released Sunday night revealed the teen died of multiple traumatic injuries.

    Scaltrito surrendered yesterday after the Atlantic County prosecutor's office released a detailed description of the vehicle police were searching for. The car that struck Montgomery was a Dodge Dakota pickup truck, a 2005 to 2009, silver, blue or two-tone 4-door model with front headlight damage on the passenger side.

    Prosecutors say that based on the investigation so far, this is not reckless homicide.

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