NEW CASTLE, Pa. (KDKA) – Police have arrested a tractor trailer driver accused of killing a teenager in Lawrence County during a hit-and-run last summer.
The crash happened around 11:15 p.m. in June on Center Street in Taylor Township.
Police say 19-year-old Alissa Jones was getting out of her parked car at her home when she was hit by a tractor trailer, the driver fleeing the scene.
According to New Castle Police Department, it was 47-year-old Robert Hodge from New Castle who was driving. He’s also the owner of the trucking company AG Central, says police.
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Hodge is facing multiple charges, including accidents involving death, homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter.
He’s also facing charges of operating with hazardous brake system and operating a vehicle with unsafe equipment.