Police Believe Alcohol Was a Factor In Fatal Hit, Skip

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ASHTABULA, OH (WOIO) - The woman who allegedly hit and killed a 15-year-old girl is now facing criminal charges.

47-year-old Michelle Knapp is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit skip.

Ohio state highway patrol officers say the Geneva woman struck Melanie Moretti while the teenager was walking with a friend on Fargo Drive Saturday evening.

Knapp will be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Ashtabula Muni Court.

Officers suspect Knapp had been drinking before the accident.

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