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Police identify 15-year-old girl hit by tractor-trailer, killed Friday in Jamestown

According to police, 15-year-old Alexis Catherine Hughan was crossing West 6th Street when she was hit by an 18-wheel car carrier tractor-trailer.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The Jamestown Police Department is investigating a deadly incident that happened Friday afternoon in the City of Jamestown.

Officers were called to the intersection of West 6th Street and Washington Street just before 12:30 p.m. Friday for reports of a pedestrian hit by a tractor-trailer. According to police, 15-year-old Alexis Catherine Hughan was crossing West 6th Street when she was hit by an 18-wheel car carrier tractor-trailer.

Following the incident, it's alleged that the tractor-trailer Randall J. Rolison, 58, did not stop and continued driving away from the scene. He was later stopped on Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood by officers from the Lakewood-Busti Police Department.

Police say Hughan died at the scene. 

Rolison was originally arrested on complaints of driving while ability impaired by drugs and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. However, the latter charge on Wednesday as upgraded to leaving the scene of an incident involving death.

Jamestown Public Schools, through a Facebook post, said the girl was in its school district.

"We are deeply saddened by this terrible loss to our school community. This incident is sure to raise many emotions, concerns and questions for our entire district, especially our students," the school district said in a statement.

"JPS is working to ensure that school Crisis Intervention Teams will be ready Monday to help students or staff who may need assistance. Our sympathy, concern, and prayers are with the family at this difficult time."

According to Jamestown Police, the investigation is ongoing. No further information has been provided at this time.

A gofundme has been set for the family to help with final arrangements. 

JPS has learned of the tragic loss of one of our students due to a fatal accident today at Sixth and Washington Streets....

Posted by Jamestown Public Schools on Friday, December 31, 2021

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