Marissa Kovalovsky charged with reckless endangerment after allegedly running over sister with car

The teen accused of running over her sister in Port Jefferson Station on Tuesday has been charged with reckless endangerment. Kovalovsky didn't deny hitting her

Marissa Kovalovsky, 19, faces charges of reckless endangerment in the second degree.

Marissa Kovalovsky, 19, faces charges of reckless endangerment in the second degree. (7/11/13)

PORT JEFFERSON STATION - The teen accused of running over her sister in Port Jefferson Station on Tuesday has been charged with reckless endangerment.

Marissa Kovalovsky didn't deny hitting her sister, 17-year-old Skylar Kovalovsky. She claims Skylar jumped in front of the car after attacking their little cousin, who was in the passenger's seat. Kovalovsky tells News 12 that she meant to put the car in reverse, but it was in drive.

"She just likes attention, she's not really hurt," Kovalovsky says. "I didn't murder her, did I?"

Skylar sustained injuries to her leg after being pinned between the car, a chair in the driveway and the garage door at the Port Jefferson Station home.

Kovalovsky’s attorney says the situation is just an argument between sisters, and his client has suffered from mental illness in the past, but she has her life on track.

The attorney says Kovalovsky will be living with her grandmother in Manhattan.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police are searching for the driver involved in 1 Police search for driver in deadly hit-and-run
When the new Nassau Coliseum opens its doors 2 New Coliseum to pay tribute to military, 9/11 victims
The Feds are reportedly looking to cut a 3 Feds seek reduced sentence for LI al-Qaida informant
A Long Island Railroad train struck a car 4 LIRR trains strikes car on tracks in Patchogue
The Suffolk County Police Department added new members 5 Suffolk PD welcomes first double amputee to force

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE