TIOGA COUNTY, N.Y. — A hit and run crash Saturday night in the Town of Fenton has killed a teenage girl.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says that shortly after 10 pm on State Route 369, Michael Gincerowski, Junior of Port Crane allegedly swerved his Ford Escape onto the shoulder of the road and struck 16 year-old Constance Mazzarese of Owego who was riding her bike next to another teenager.
Mazzarese was thrown from the bike and suffered severe injuries that lead to her death.
The Sheriff’s office says the roadway where it occurred is not lit and the riders were not wearing safety equipment or reflective clothing.
Gincerowski allegedly fled the scene and was found by State Troopers at a house about a mile up the road.
He has been charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, driving while intoxicated, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.