Driver Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Hamburg woman accused of a fatal hit and run this summer appeared in court.

Ashley Sawicki, 21, was arraigned in Erie County Court Tuesday, on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident without reporting it.

Sawicki is accused of hitting Jennifer Martello with her car, when Martello was walking along Big Tree Road on July 15. Police believe Sawicki knew she hit someone, and fled the scene without reporting it.

She faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. – See more at:

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