Binghamton Man Charged In College Student Hit-And-Run Death

Dec 8, 2016

A 26-year-old upstate New York man has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of a college student from New York City.

Authorities in Binghamton say Aizaz Siddiqui was nabbed on a felony charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. A grand jury will consider additional charges.

He's accused of driving off after hitting 20-year-old Stefani Lineva at about 2 a.m. Saturday on a dangerous stretch of road that police say students use to travel to the Binghamton University campus. Lineva was a tennis player from Queens in her first semester at Binghamton.

Police say Siddiqui was arrested after investigators were tipped off as to his whereabouts. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday afternoon and was remanded to jail with bail.

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