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Woman turns herself in for involvement in Route 51 motorcycle accident

UPDATE (2:30 p.m.) The woman driving the other vehicle involved in the accident has turned herself in, according the Rostraver police.

Rachel Jaszemski, 34 turned herself in to Rostraver Police "as a result of media reports," police said. Jaszemski was driving a 2014 Ford Focus when she turned into the path of a motorcycle, resulting in serious injuries to the driver.

Police said Jason Tomich, 20, was riding a 2017 Kawasaki motorcycle. Police gave no update on Tomich's condition.

Jaszemski is charged with aggravated assault by vehicle and accidents involving death or personal injury, among other traffic offenses, police said.

One man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Friday night in Westmoreland County.

The accident happened on Route 51 at the intersection of McKenery Drive, near the C. Harper Ford building around 9 p.m., police said.

After an initial investigation, police said the motorcycle was traveling south on Route 51 approaching the intersection. A vehicle was travelling north on Route 51 and made a left turn in the path of the motorcycle.

The two vehicles collided, and the motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle into the air. Emergency responders found the 20-year-old man about 70 feet down an embankment, according to a release from Rostraver Police.


The man was extracted and transported to a Pittsburgh trauma center with serious injuries.

Police did not refer to the accident as a hit-and-run, but the vehicle involved did flee the scene in an “unknown direction,” according to the release.

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