Belle Vernon woman charged in hit-and-run that injured motorcyclist |

Belle Vernon woman charged in hit-and-run that injured motorcyclist


A Belle Vernon woman accused of fleeing the scene of a collision with a motorcycle in Rostraver Township turned herself in Saturday.

Rachel Jaszemski, 34, was driving north on Route 51 about 9 p.m. Friday when she made a left turn onto McKenery Drive and struck Jason Tomich, 20, of Ruffs Dale, township police said.

Tomich was driving a 2017 Kawasaki and was thrown about 70 feet down an embankment, police said. He was airlifted to a Pittsburgh trauma center with serious injuries.

Jaszemski fled in her 2014 Ford Focus, police said.

Police charged her with aggravated assault by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property, texting while driving and other offenses, police said.

She was awaiting arraignment Saturday night.

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