Man Charged In Roscommon County Fatal Hit and Run Crash

The Roscommon County prosecutor’s office has issued manslaughter charges to a Houghton Lake man accused of fleeing a crash that resulted in the death of a victim.

On November 4, 2023, police say 69-year-old Anthony Pellerito was heading south in his minivan on North Flint Road in Markey Township, when he was struck by a Ford F-150 at the intersection with School Road. Police say Keith Finnerty was driving the truck east and failed to stop at the intersection. The minivan rolled into a ditch. According to police, Finnerty left the scene. Pellerito was taken to a local hospital but died of his injuries.

Finnerty was arraigned Wednesday on charges of manslaughter with a vehicle, failure to stop at the scene of a crash and tampering with evidence in a criminal case. A future court date is pending.