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Doctor Charged in Fatal Amherst Hit and Run

5:38 PM, Jul 12, 2011   |    comments
  • Dr. James G. Corasanti Photo Courtesy Amherst Police Dept.
    
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AMHERST, NY - Amherst Police have made an arrest in a fatal hit and run accident that took place Friday night around 11:20 p.m.

Police arrested and charged Dr. James G. Corasanti, 55, Getzville, with DWI and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Authorities say Alexandria M. Rice, 18, was riding her skateboard near 573 Heim Rd. when she was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. Rice was taken to Millard Suburban Hospital where she later died of her injuries.

A police investigation located Dr. Corasanti at a gas station on Millersport Highway. Police say a 2010 BMW was later located in the Dr. Corasanti's garage.

Corasanti was arraigned in Amherst Town Court Saturday morning in front of Judge Geoffrey Klein where he plead not guilty to the charges.

Corasanti is due back in court August 10, 2011.

A police report has not been released. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident are asked to call Amherst Police at 689-1311.

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