UPDATE: 11-9-23 2:19 p.m.: The Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office revealed on Thursday, Nov. 9 that 81-year-old Bonnie Brown was arrested for killing Hope Aschenback. She was charged with felony leaving the scene of a fatal accident as well as failing to yield to a pedestrian
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Syracuse Police responded to the 400 block of James St. for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian around 7:36 p.m., on Oct. 18.
Courtesy of the Syracuse Police Department.
At the scene, they found a 56-year-old Hope Aschenback who had injuries to her head and legs.
She was taken to Upstate Hospital, and died the following night on Friday, Oct. 20.
Police say she was crossing the street when she was hit by the vehicle. After the crash, the suspect drove away.
The investigation is active and ongoing; anyone with information is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department’s Traffic Section at (315) 442-5130.