The Rochester Police Department has announced the arrest of 42-year-old Webster resident Gina Inguagiato for her involvement in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident that occurred in June 2022.
Inguagiato was arrested by the RPD’s Major Crimes Unit for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting, insurance fraud in the third degree, tampering with physical evidence, and making a punishable false written statement.
On the morning of June 8th, 2022, the RPD responded to a report of an unresponsive person at the intersection of Culver Rd and Bay St. Upon arriving at the scene, they found a male victim in his mid-50s with head trauma. The victim, later identified as 67-year-old Rochester resident Samuel Thompson, was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
According to the RPD, Inguagiato is alleged to have struck and killed Thompson with her vehicle at the intersection of Culver Rd and Bay St before leaving the scene without reporting the incident, which is required by law. Inguagiato is also alleged to have arranged to have her vehicle moved to Laser St. and Joseph Ave. in Rochester, before calling 911 and filing a false report that her vehicle had been stolen in an attempt to conceal the fact that she was driving the vehicle involved in the fatal crash. Inguagiato later filed a false insurance claim with her insurance carrier stating that her vehicle had been stolen.
Inguagiato turned herself in at the Public Safety Building and was remanded to the Monroe County Jail. She will be arraigned on Friday in Rochester City Court. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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