Hit-and-Run Victim Identified as Lee H. Riley: Camillus Man Arrested for Fatal Accident in Town of Onondaga

A man from Camillus Faces Charges in a fatal hit-and-run Incident in Onondaga

In a tragic development, a man from Camillus, New York, has been apprehended by Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Detectives for his alleged involvement in a fatal hit-and-run incident. The incident occurred in the Town of Onondaga on December 15, 2023, leaving one man dead.

Victim Identified as Lee H. Riley

The victim, tragically found deceased in a ditch, has been identified as 53-year-old Lee H. Riley. Mr. Riley had been reported as homeless at the time of the incident. The unfortunate event occurred on Bussey Road, a quiet residential street in Onondaga.

A Hit-and-Run Incident

The suspect, 55-year-old Jeffery Cleeton, was arrested on December 18, 2023. He’s accused of striking Mr. Riley with his vehicle on Bussey Road, subsequently causing his death, and then allegedly fleeing the scene without reporting the accident.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office have reported that Cleeton was operating his pick-up truck around 1 p.m. when he is believed to have hit the victim on the 4000 block of Bussey Road.

The Scene of the Incident

Bussey Road is located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, and is characterized by its quiet, suburban setting. This tragic incident has undoubtedly cast a shadow over the peaceful community.

Charges Against Cleeton

Cleeton now faces serious charges for his alleged actions. He has been charged with one count of felony, leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident. He is scheduled to appear at CAP Court for his arraignment on the evening of December 18, 2023.

This tragic incident serves as a sobering reminder of the grave consequences of reckless driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.


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