Pittsford, N.Y. — On the eve of his funeral, the family of Vaughn Steele gathered with friends at the site where he was hit and killed, to comfort each other. Steele was walking along East Avenue in Pittsford Monday night when a driver struck and killed him in a hit-and-run. Monroe County Sheriff’s investigators said that a man claimed responsibility for the incident, but said he thought he had hit a garbage can — not a person.
“So far I feel really justice, or anything of this matter hasn’t been handled like it should have been handled,” said Juan Steele, brother of Vaughn Steele.
The man deputies have charged in the incident, Michael Hanna of Irondequoit has already faced a judge this week. The fact potential punishment didn’t come immediately has been tough for the Steele family to comprehend.
“It’s just hurtful to me,” added Juan Steele.
The pain felt by Juan Steele and his family will be carried into Saturday as the family prepares for Vaughn’s funeral service in the morning.
Hanna was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a felony is due back in court Tuesday February 5th.