JAMESTOWN – Police have identified the pedestrian killed in Friday afternoon’s hit and run crash in Jamestown as a 15-year-old girl.
Jamestown Police, in a news release, said the teen, whose name was not released, was hit by an 18-wheel car carrier while crossing West 6th Street at Washington Street around 12:30 p.m.
Investigators say the driver of the tractor-trailer fled the scene without stopping to check on the girl.
Lakewood-Busti Police later stopped the tractor-trailer on Fairmount Avenue.
Police say the name of the victim, and additional information on the case, is expected to be released sometime Saturday.
Jamestown Firefighters and Alstar EMS also responded to the scene. Traffic was closed while police worked the scene.
Shame on you for saying he fled the scene. He probably never knew that he hit her. Have you ever driven a 18 wheeler?
He hit a child across the street from a playground and public library. Regardless of what type of vehicle you are driving are you that unaware of your surroundings?!??!?
She may have had her head down with her face in a cell phone and walked right out in front of it or under it. Just sayin’.
1st of all, it was a female truck driver. 2nd, people shouldn’t assume ANYTHING until you know the whole story. I am heartbroken this happened & my heartfelt prayers are with both families
“…people shouldn’t assume ANYTHING until you know the whole story”! You might want to take your own advise. It was not a female driver, and it shouldn’t matter either way!
Other comments are absolutely right about not realizing you hit anything with those big rigs. It is more than possible.
Are there any eyewitness accounts. Please publish eyewitness accounts.