JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) — The driver of a tractor-trailer that hit and killed a 15-year-old Jamestown girl is facing a new felony charge as he sits behind bars without bail following a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Randall Rolison was behind the wheel of the truck that killed Alexis Hughan as she was crossing West 6th Street at Washington Street in Jamestown on December 31. He was initially charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, but he’s now facing an additional leaving the scene of an incident involving death felony charge.

Rolison was arrested on January 4 and was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail. Rolison was in Jamestown City Court Wednesday where Judge John LaMancuso ruled there was “Reasonable Cause to believe that a crime was committed and will be held over for action of a Grand Jury.”

The 58-year-old Jamestown trucker could be slapped with more charges, authorities are waiting on a toxicology report from the New York State Police Crime Lab in Albany.

Rolison is back behind bars without bail as the investigation continues.

ORIGINAL

An 18-wheel tractor-trailer struck and killed a 15-year-old girl Friday afternoon at the intersection of W. 6th Street and Washington Street.

The tractor-trailer, a car-carrying truck driven by Randall Rolison, struck Alexis Hughan as she was crossing W. 6th Street and left the scene, continuing without stopping. Lakewood-Busti Police stopped the tractor-trailer in Lakewood on Fairmount Avenue after a description was broadcast. Hughan died at the scene as result of injuries sustained in the accident.

Jamestown Public Schools posted on Facebook that its staff is working to ensure that school Crisis Intervention Teams will be ready to help students or staff who may need assistance.  A GoFundMe has been set up for Hughan’s family. Donations can be made here.

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