Retired police detective charged in fatal hit and run

HAMILTON TWP., N.J. - August 8, 2010

The boy was struck shortly before 9:15 p.m. Friday on Route 50 at mile marker 25 in front of the 4-H Fairgrounds. The victim, Justin Montgomery, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say 63-year-old Anthony Scaltrito of Hammonton, turned himself in to authorities at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday night.

According to investigators, a black 2009 Dodge Dakota 4-door pickup, allegedly driven by Scaltrito, was traveling southbound on Route 50 when the collision occurred.

People who live in the area say the road is notorious for bad accidents.

"They fly on the street; it's a shame," neighbor Terri Stephens said.

"It's very known for a lot of people getting killed up and down this road," neighbor Felicia Ingram said.

The death marred what is normally a fun festive fair.

Attendees say in years past, police often directed traffic and pedestrians, but not this year.

"All these cars are flying up, going to the expressway," neighbor George Ingram said.

Scaltrito is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident and tampering with physical evidence.

The judge set bail at $50,000.

Scaltrito faces a maximum prison term of 10 years and $150,000 in fines.

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