08 October 2021
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander
 



 
PRESS RELEASE
 

On October 8, 2021 New York State Police at Homer charged Amber M. Suprunchik, age 36 of Dolgville, NY with the felonies of Tampering with Physical Evidence and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident.  She was also charged with the misdemeanors of Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the second degree. 

On June 15, 2021 troopers were dispatched to a hit and run accident on State Route 26 in Cincinnatus.  Four people on bicycles were on State Route 26 when a vehicle struck two of the bicyclists and did not stop.  Kitt Warren, age 67 of DeRuyter, NY was killed and John C. Rutan, age 67 of McGraw suffered non-life-threatening injuries.  The vehicle was ultimately located that night by a Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputy. 

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

On October 8, Suprunchik responded to SP Homer where she was processed and then transported to Cortland County Central Arraignment and Processing. 

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