Local Man Pleads Guilty As Driver In Fatal Hit And Run
October 9, 2017
A plea has been entered by a Fowlerville man charged in connection to a fatal hit and run pedestrian collision.
Prosecutors did not offer a plea deal to 20-year-old David Michael Vega, who was charged with a felony count stemming from his role as the elusive driver in the September 2016 crash. In Livingston County Circuit Court Friday, Vega pleaded guilty as charged to one count of failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death.
Last September, 19-year-old Ambrose Ian Sullivan of Northfield Township was walking home from his job at the Whitmore Lake McDonald’s around 2am when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver was later identified as Vega, who fled the scene without reporting the collision. Family members reported Sullivan missing the next day, September 2nd. Green Oak Township Police and Fire Rescue Personnel received a call that day regarding an unresponsive man on the shoulder of Whitmore Lake Road, north of Eight Mile Road. Upon arrival, responders determined the victim, Sullivan, was deceased.
Vega faces up to five years in prison at his sentencing November 9th. (DK)