NY woman accused of leaving scene of crash with dead body in windshield has 2 of 3 charges dropped

By NEWS10 - WTEN has clarified previously reported details in this story:

Judge drops some charges against NY woman accused of leaving scene of fatal accident


BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The woman accused in a fatal hit-and-run is in for a conference call Tuesday morning.

Maria Lentini of Saratoga Springs is accused of hitting and killing 30-year-old Patrick Duff of Clifton Park on Route 9 in Halfmoon last December.

RELATED: Court docs: Woman accused in fatal NY hit-and-run fled with body stuck in windshield

Recently, two charges, reckless endangerment and refusing a breath test, were dropped by the judge in the case.

Lentini is still charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

According to court documents, Lentini fatally hit Duff with her car and then fled the scene and drove around for more than an hour with the body impaled in her windshield.

The documents say Lentini texted her friends and family, but never called 911. She is accused of leaving the body on the car for approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

Lentini's sister was the first person to call 911 about the incident, not Lentini, according to the indictment. Police arrived after the call.

The sheriff's department says alcohol and drugs were ruled out as factors in the hit-and-run.

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