Man From Buffalo Arrested, Charged With Manslaughter After Crash
A young woman was found dead on the road in Batavia, New York, and the alleged suspect was seen trying to get away from the scene.
Police investigators were called to a roundabout on Oak Street Ext. in Batavia to look into an automobile crash that happened at that location and found a woman who was later identified as 17-year-old Jasmyne Rubel injured and laying on the ground.
As officers arrived on the scene they said they observed a driving away at a high rate of speed on a motorcycle. After a chase, the man was stopped and taken into custody.
According to a report by WIVB-TV, that man who was arrested, later identified as 27-year-old Christopher Scinta of Buffalo, allegedly broke a window in the police vehicle and tried to get away again.
Upon further investigation, police officials say that Rubel, the victim in the crash, was a passenger on the motorcycle with Scinta. They believe that Scinta was speeding on the motorcycle and lost control, causing the crash that subsequently killed Rubel.
Scinta was charged with multiple crimes and violations, including manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, reckless driving, obstructing, and a slew of traffic infractions.
Vehicle Crashes Have Decreased In New York State
The amount of vehicle-related crashes in New York State has been decreasing year over year, but officials remain concerned about the number of injury accidents that has seemingly remained steady.
The New York State Department of Health produces a list of tips that can be taken by motorcycle and automobile drivers to help stay safe while on the road.