New charges for motorist in Route 30 Road-Rage ‘Ramming’ incident in Lancaster
LANCASTER, Pa- A Lancaster man was ordered to trial over on Tuesday for allegations that he deliberately caused a crash during a road-rage incident earlier this month.
Officials say Jason A. Marsico, 44, waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday on numerous charges, including felony aggravated assault, regarding a crash along Route 30 in West Hempfield Township on February 5th.
Marsico apparently became upset about being passed by a Ford Taurus, and later swerved into the vehicle, which was driven by a York man.
Marsico’s Ford Explorer rolled multiple times, ejecting a 25-year-old female passenger, who sustained head injuries and a broken arm. Marsico also was hurt; he was arrested after leaving the hospital.
West Hempfield police charged Marsico with two counts each of first-degree felony aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
On Tuesday, police added two additional counts of second-degree felony aggravated assault, which allege that Marsico caused bodily injury with a deadly weapon (the Explorer),
Police allege Marsico made hand gestures at the Taurus driver before his Ford Explorer veered into the Taurus. The Taurus collided with a guardrail, about a mile west of Prospect Road. The driver sustained lesser injuries.
The driver of the Taurus told police he passed the Explorer a few miles prior to the collision, in which he said the Explorer “rammed” his Taurus.
Another motorist told police the Explorer was tailgating the Taurus, before the Explorer eventually swerved and struck the Taurus.
The injured woman may never regain full use of her broken right arm. She had multiple bruises and cuts all over her body from being ejected through a sunroof.
Marsico hired a bondsman to post bail. His next court appearance will be in Lancaster County Court. A trial is likely later this year, unless a plea is lodged.