Rochester woman accused of drunkenly running down, killing boyfriend

Happened along Henrietta St. in Rochester around 3 a.m. Thursday morning


Rochester Police say that they were dispatched around 3:10 Thursday morning to Henrietta Street and Beaufort Street for the report of a person struck by a vehicle and still underneath the car. 

When police arrived that the scene, they located the victim trapped underneath the car. The man was identified as Michael Hackney. 

Rochester Fire Department responded to the scene and extricated him from under the car. He was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. 

Police say that an investigation determined that the victim was run over by his girlfriend, Elizabeth Page. She is being charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated and Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree. 

The charge alleges that Page was operating the car while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and caused the death of Hackney. 

Page had been convicted of DWI in Rochester City Court in 2015, and is currently on probation. For this reason, the current charge was escalated to First Degree. 

The case will be presented to a Grand Jury by the Monroe County District Attorney's Office and additional charges are possible.


Police have taken the female driver in for questioning.  No word on any charges as of yet.

Rochester police have begun clearing the scene at 6:30 a.m. and will have Henrietta Street open soon.


A pedestrian was hit and pinned by a car on Henrietta Street in Rochester.

That male victim then died at the hospital.

Police are currently investigating the scene.

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