Manslaughter charges filed against driver who hit, killed motorcyclist in Hopewell

A New Jersey resident was charged with second degree manslaughter after a vehicle he was driving stuck and killed a Seneca Castle motorcycle rider.

On Tuesday, Shreyans Jain, 25, was charged with second degree manslaughter in Ontario County court as the charges were unsealed by Ontario County District Attorney James Ritts.

Back in June, Jain was driving his car in Hopewell on county Road 4 when he allegedly ran a stop sign striking and killing Gerald Saunders, 65, who was riding his 1999 Harley Davidson.

Ontario County Judge Brian Dennis ordered Jain to turn in his passport and return to court on December 18. Jain was released on own recognizance (ROR).

Jain left the courtroom accompanied by his attorney, Assistant Ontario County Public Defender Brian Leeds to go meet next with an Ontario County sheriff investigator.

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