UPDATE: Joshua Schiano’s case has now been waived to a grand jury and he will be represented by attorney William Sullivan, according to the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office. 

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A 23-year-old man from the Town of Salina has been arrested in connection to a deadly hit-and-run in the Town of Clay.

23-year-old Joshua Schiano was arraigned Friday night, June 9, on the following charges:

  • Charges of Second-Degree Manslaughter
  • Second-Degree Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

Schiano is accused of driving the car that struck and killed 22-year-old Madison Faltisco as she walked along Route 57, near Seneca Savings in the Town of Clay. 

Investigators believe Faltisco was hit by the car late Thursday night and her body was not found until around 5:00 a.m. Friday morning by a passerby.

The Onondaga County District Attorney, Bill Fitzpatrick said she could’ve been in the car with the driver but decided to get out.

“She did not want to get into the car because of his alleged intoxicated state,” said Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick. “When we do the analysis of the video… we want to establish exactly where she was walking and did Mr. Schiano change direction or did he just continuously drive in a straight line, did he inadvertently hit her or was it something more insidious.”

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office believes Schiano was involved in a crash at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Route 57 shortly before 11:00 p.m. Thursday night, June 8. Investigators believe Schiano hit Faltisco shortly before the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.