Amber Suprunchik is a Central New York woman charged Friday after she fled the scene of an accident that left one bicyclist dead and another hospitalized in June, troopers said.

Suprunchik faces felony charges of tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, according to a news release issued by state police. She was also charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors.


She is 36 years old.

Incident Details

Suprunchik was accused of hitting the bicyclists, Kitt Warren, 67, DeRuyter, and John C. Rutan, 67, of McGraw, just before 7:30 p.m. near the 2900 block of Route 26 in Cincinnatus, state police said.

T troopers said that Warren was killed, and Rutan was taken to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Two other people were riding bicycles on Route 26 when Warren and Rutan were hit, troopers said. Troopers said they were not hit by the vehicle and were identified as a 34-year-old Greene woman and a 64-year-old Cincinnatus man.

The vehicle was initially located in Willet by Cortland County sheriff’s deputies, troopers said.

Suprunchik was not impaired at the time of the accident, the trooper said. She was also accused of tampering with the vehicle after the collision.

Suprunchik  Arrested

An investigation has revealed that Suprunchik was operating the vehicle and was not impaired at the time of the accident, the release said. The investigation also revealed that Suprunchik tampered with the vehicle after the collision.

On Friday, Suprunchik was arrested at the State Police Department in Homer and then taken to Cortland County Central Arraignment and Processing, troopers said.

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