Woman turns herself in for involvement in Route 51 motorcycle accident

Multi-vehicle accident causes closure on Route 51

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.

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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.

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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.