Jury Selection Begins in Corasanti Case

April 19, 2012 Updated Apr 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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April 19, 2012 Updated Apr 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) Jury selection has begun in the case against Dr. James Corasanti.

The Getzville doctor is charged in the 2011 hit-and-run death of a teenage girl in Amherst.

Prosecutors say the 56-year old doctor was driving drunk, and texting, when he struck Alexandria Rice - as she skateboarded home from work on the night of July 8, 2011.

The accident happened on Heim Road around 11:20pm.

Dr. Corasanti is now charged with vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, and evidence tampering.

Prosecutors allege the doctor wiped blood and body tissue from his car, then deleted messages from his cell phone.

Dr. Corasanti has plead not-guilty to the charges.

So far, six jurors have been selected, ten more are still needed for a total of twelve jurors and four alternates.

Erie County Court Judge Sheila DiTullio told the perspective jurors that the trial could last until the end of May.

A witness list submitted by the prosecution lists 88 names as potential witnesses.