Man Pleads Guilty in Carbondale Hit-and-Run


By WSIL Manager

MURPHYSBORO -- A Chicago man will spend three years in prison for hitting a pedestrian with his car.

It happened Sept. 30, 2012 at the intersection of South University and West College Streets in Carbondale.

Prosecutors say Christopher Kelley, 19, drove through the intersection, hit a pedestrian, then left the scene. Witnesses were able to give officers a description of Kelley's vehicle.

Kelley pled guilty Tuesday to leaving the scene of a traffic crash involving a personal injury and was sentenced to three years in prison.

The Carbondale Police Department and SIU Police Department handled the investigation.

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