Arrest made in fatal Rochester crash

May 21, 2018 09:22 AM

Rochester Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with the deadly motorcycle crash that killed an Irondequoit man.

The crash happened on May 10 on Lake Avenue.

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James Garbach, who was riding the motorcycle, died two days later at the hospital.

Police say 47-year-old Jason Kennard was driving the black car that witnesses saw driving away from the scene of the crash.

News10NBC spoke with Garbach's mother Sunday night and she told us Garbach was on his way home from work that night. 

Maureen Garbach didn't want to appear on camera, but told News10NBC, "I'm really happy an arrest has been made and I hope there will be some justice."

Garbach says her son was the youngest of four, lived a great life, and loved his motorcycle. She says he was kind and considerate and had a great group of friends.

Police say Kennard cut in front of Garbach's motorcycle and sent him whirling off the bike. 

Kennard has been charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

No word yet on any further charges- Kennard will be arraigned on Monday morning.


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