ROSEVILLE, CA - A man who hit and killed a tow driver on the side of the road in Placer County last March and then fled was sentenced to four years in state prison Thursday.
Christopher Michael Keller entered a no contest plea to felony hit and run causing death in the March 12 crash that killed 30-year-old David Robinson Jr. of Citrus Heights. Robinson was a tow truck driver who had stopped on the right shoulder of westbound Interstate 80 near Ophir that day.
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An investigation led to the arrest of Keller at his Newcastle home five days later.
In return for Keller's no contest plea, Placer County Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Wilson said a felony heroin possession charge against the defendant was dropped.
Keller has been in custody in Placer County Jail since his arrest March 20.