16-year-old killed crossing Alexandria Pike

Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 20:50:16-04

COLD SPRING, Ky. -- A 16-year-old Campbell County student was hit and killed by a car while crossing Alexandria Pike Wednesday.

Police said Nicholase Roll was crossing against the traffic signal at Alexandria Pike and Crossroads when a northbound car struck him.

Nicholase, who had a learning disability, was driven to Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He died from his injuries there.

The driver, who had a green light, won't be charged, police said.

Nicholase was "very excited to get to cross the street, and unfortunately this resulted in a pretty horrible tragedy for everyone," Cold Spring police officer Andy Hyett said.

Campbell County High School Principal Adam Ritter said it was a difficult day for students and staff after learning of Nicholase's death.

"He loved coming to school every day," Ritter said.

In September, another Campbell County student -- 12-year-old Eric Raney -- was killed when a car hit him on his bike on Alexandria Pike. That driver was charged.

"It is a busy road," Hyett said. "We do have a lot of people who want to use it to travel by foot, runners and things like that. We've had several accidents over the years. It's one you have to be careful if you're on."