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Woman charged in Jamestown hit and run

Posted at 2:31 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 19:56:45-04

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Jamestown woman is facing several charges after police say she hit a pedestrian with her car and drove away.

Jamestown Police say 52-year-old Tammy Sawyer turned herself in and has been charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, a felony, Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian, and Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent.

Police asked for assistance from the public on Monday after a Toyota Rav 4 was caught on camera hitting a pedestrian who was using the crosswalk in front of UPMC Chautauqua the evening of April 16th.

The victim sustained a serious leg injury.

Investigators were able to recover a piece of the suspect's vehicle, which would be missing from the driver's side front bumper.

Police say they got a tip about the suspected car Tuesday afternoon and impounded it for processing. Sawyer turned herself in the next day. As of Wednesday evening, Sawyer was locked up and awaiting arraignment.