BUFFALO, New York — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for a civil suit against a Buffalo-area doctor who served jail time for the drunken driving death of a skateboarder.
Nearly three years after he was convicted of drunken driving but acquitted of manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of 18-year-old Alexandria Rice, 59-year-old Dr. James Corasanti faces trial in a wrongful-death lawsuit.
The suit filed by her parents seeks damages for the terror and psychic injury they say their 18-year-old daughter suffered before she was hit, her pain and suffering before she died, and their economic loss as a result of her death.
Corasanti was convicted in 2012 of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated but acquitted of manslaughter. He was released from prison after serving eight months of a one-year sentence.