Charges filed after fatal motorcyle accident that kills teenager in Batavia


BATAVIA, N.Y. – On Friday morning the Genesee County Emergency Dispatch Center received a report of a motorcycle accident at the roundabout on Oak Street Extension. Batavia Police arrived and found a female on the ground in the roundabout and the operator of the motorcycle fleeing the scene. Mercy EMS and the Batavia City Fire Department came to give aid to the woman.

The motorcycle driver, Christopher Scinta, 27, of Buffalo, was stopped by Batavia Police and returned to the scene. While medics were attempting to give aid to the passenger, Scinta allegedly tried to interfere with EMS personnel.

Scinta was taken into custody. He was transported to Batavia Police Headquarters where he allegedly attempted to flee again by damaging and jumping out of a window. He was quickly apprehended.

The young woman, Jasmyne Rubel, 17, was transported to UMMC where she was pronounced dead.

Based on the investigation, it’s alleged that Scinta was operating the motorcycle in a reckless manner and at a high speed on Pearl Street with Rubel as a passenger. Scinta struck the curb near the roundabout causing him to lose control. The motorcycle came to rest on South Main Street, east of the roundabout. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Scinta was arrested for manslaughter, along with 14 additional charges. He was arraigned in Batavia City Court before Judge Thomas Burns and remanded to the Genesee County Jail on $25,000 cash bail. Scinta is scheduled to reappear in Batavia City Court on 11/10/2022.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Matt Lutey at 585-345-6311, the Batavia Police Department’s confidential tip line at 585-345-6370, or online here.



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