Tragic hit and run: New York woman’s homecoming turned deadly as drunk co-worker | wayne dupree

An upstate New York lady claimed she would rather walk home, the three to four mile distance, than get in a car with her drunk colleague after a night out . According to USA Today, “she didn’t get very far.” Madison Faltisco, 22, was allegedly murdered by her colleague after walking less than a quarter mile to Clay shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police call the incident a hit-and-run. According to Thomas Newton, a public information officer with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, Faltisco was crossing the shoulder of a road when the car of 23-year-old Joshua Schiano, who was driving, swerved into his path.

As Schiano continued to drive, his automobile caught fire and burst into flames after hitting a pole less than a mile away, according to Newton. According to, Schiano was taken to the hospital but did not sustain any significant injuries. Additionally, Newton said that although he knew he had hit something or someone before the collision, he did not report it to authorities. According to, a citizen called 911 around 5 a.m. to report finding an unconscious woman on the Oswego four-lane highway.

Investigators found that Faltisco spent a few hours in bars with Schiano, whom she worked with at a Clay restaurant, before declining his offer to drive her home because he was drunk. Her family is “currently living through a nightmare, preparing to bury their beloved daughter and sister,” according to a GoFundMe page. Second-degree manslaughter, manslaughter while driving a vehicle and fleeing the scene of a tragic accident are the three crimes to which Schiano pleaded not guilty on Friday. According to CNN, he could spend up to 29 years in prison if convicted of all three offences. Instead of a $250,000 cash bond or $500,000 bond, he is being held at the Onondaga County Justice Center, according to Newton.

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