1 killed, 1 injured after car hits pedestrians in Rome on Thursday

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ROME, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — City of Rome Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and car that happened just before midnight on Thursday.

The accident occurred at Black River Boulevard and East Dominick Street in the City of Rome.

In a release, Rome Police say as a result of the accident, an adult female was found dead and an adult male was injured and is in the hospital in stable condition. 

Jasmine Finch, 20, died from her injuries. Travis Carpenter, 33, was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

Police arrested Greish M. Ortega-Lebron, 21, and charged her with the following:

  • Aggravated vehicular homicide
  • Operating a motor vehicle with .08% or greater blood alcohol content
  • Driving while intoxicated

Ortega-Lebron is out for arraignment at Central Arraignment Processing, according to police.

If you have any information regarding this accident, please contact Detective Sharon Rood with the Rome Police Department at (315) 339-7716.


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