Rochester, NY (October 2, 2019) – Police have now arrested a man in connection to a fatal hit-and-run collision that left a pedestrian dead on Sunday night, September 29th. The fatal accident happened at around 7:15 p.m. as the victim was attempting to walk across the intersection of East Main Street and East Avenue in the city of Rochester.
The victim, now identified as Michael Keating, 55, of Rochester, was crossing the intersection when he was struck by an SUV that fled the scene. Paramedics accompanied police at the site of the collision and quickly transported Keating to Strong Memorial Hospital. Hospital officials confirmed that he succumbed to injuries a short time later.
Police recently announced the arrest of 45-year-old Kenneth Smith, of Rochester, after determining that he was the suspect who struck Keating and left the scene. He was charged on Tuesday, October 1st.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Keating at this time.
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