West Winfield woman killed in Chenango County hit and run

Daniel B. Preston / Chenango County Sheriffâ??s Office

Chenango County Sheriff TMs Office is investigating a hit and run that left a 50-year-old woman dead Thursday night around 7 p.m.

According to Chenango County Sheriff TMs Office, Linda J. Jakubowski-Decker of West Winfield, Herkimer County, was struck and killed but a pick-up truck driving east on County Route 25 in the Town of Columbus in front of the Agro-Farma dairy processing facility.

Jakubowski was transported to Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown with severe head trauma. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Deputies say the suspect, Daniel B. Preston, 27, fled the scene but was later located at his residence at 597 Armstrong Road in Plainfield, Otsego County.

Deputies say Preston TMs Dodge pick-up truck was located at a friend TMs residence on Bert White Road in the Town of Edmeston and secured as evidence.

Preston was arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Preston was arraigned in the Town of Columbus Court and help at the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $20,000 cash bail.

Additional charges are pending further investigation.

Information on his lawyer wasn't available.

(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)