Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCCLX

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An ongoing collection of unsolved hit-and-run cases, with a focus on car/pedestrian incidents, from across the country since Jan. ‘010. If you know something about any of these incidents, or one that I’ve missed, do the right thing and call the police, even anonymously.

2988. Chicago. Sept. 7. 51-year-old man struck and killed by a Jeep Laredo which fled the scene, but was found shortly thereafter.

2989-90. Norfolk, Va. Sept. 7. Man and woman suffer non-life-threatening injuries when struck by a cream-colored Honda Accord which fled the scene.

2991. Laguna Niguel, Cal. Sept. 7. 20-year-old man struck and killed by a black Nissan Maxima which fled the scene.

2992. Stevensville, Mich. Sept. 7. 35-year-old man injured when struck by possibly a Ford, orange or copper in color, which fled the scene.

2993. Showell, Md. Sept. 8. 47-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene,.

2994. Chester Co, SC. Sept. 8. Man struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

2995. San Diego, Cal. Sept. 8. 30-year-old woman suffers minor injuries when struck by an unidentified vehcile which fled the scene.

2996-97. Altoona, Pa. Sept. 9. Man in a wheelchair and female caregiver injured when struck by a black Saturn which fled the scene.

2998. Pacific Beach, Cal. Sept. 9. Woman on a bicycle injured when struck by a grey four-door sedan which fled the scene.

2999. Detroit, Mich. Sept. 7. Woman in her 50s struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3000. Woodstock, Ill. Sept. 8. 6-year-old boy struck and killed by a white vehicle or SUV which fled the scene without so much as stopping.

Related stories:

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Walter Raven, the man at the center of Sunday’s fatal hit-and-run crash investigation, acted as a confidential police informant who, despite four impaired driving convictions, received preferential treatment in the court system because of his cooperation with police, court records show.

Judges approved delays in his report dates to prison, handed down minimum sentences and granted him immediate entry into a minimal offenders work release program after his attorneys warned he would be in danger in general population for cooperating with police, records from a 2008 case show.

It was unclear if Raven was still a police informant at the time of Sunday’s hit-and-run crash that killed two people on a motorcycle on state Route 315 in Pittston Township. At the time of the crash, police held a warrant for Raven’s arrest related to an undercover drug sale of morphine pills in Exeter more than 18 months ago.

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ST. PETERSBURG — A man riding a stolen motorcycle was seriously injured Friday afternoon when he swerved to avoid an oncoming car whose driver subsequently fled, according to police.

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An alleged drunken driver stuck a 15-year-old girl riding her bicycle and dragged her about 500 feet in a horrific Labor Day hit-and-run, Long Beach city police said. German Gutierrez was arrested Monday after police said he hit the victim while driving eastbound on East Beach Street, fled the scene and then crashed into a parked car shortly later, police said

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The photo shows the Dodge Durango’s front windshield crushed and dented with a hole in the driver’s side.
Webb told police he thought he had hit a deer and that’s why he never stopped.

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CLEVELAND — The family of a Michigan police officer hit on a Cleveland highway is asking for help finding his assailant.

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A Manhattan mail truck driver accused of running down and killing the sister-in-law of famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz will go on trial Monday – but witness accounts suggest she may have caused her own death.
Ian Clement, 63, is accused of callously driving off in his postal delivery rig knowing that Marilyn Dershowitz, a former Manhattan Supreme Court matrimonial referee, lay dead on the road.

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Addressing the family, which took up half the courtroom, Ayala took the blame for not stopping.
“I didn’t get out of the car … to understand what was going on. My instincts told me to go somewhere safe.”
“I’m so sorry,” she said.
Perrow gave Ayala a one-year jail sentence, but suspended the entire time, ordering her to continue counseling and undergo supervised probation for two years.

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A man has died after he fell or jumped out of a truck during an argument and was hit by another car on Highway 71, police said.

Authorities are investigating the deadly hit-and-run that happened about 3:50 a.m. Sunday on southbound Highway 71 near 39th Street. Authorities shut down part of the highway for a couple of hours while investigators worked the scene.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … McKinney, Texas; Grand Forks, Mich.; Lubbock, Texas; Petaluma, Cal.; Sandusky, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisc.; Tampa, Fla.; Omaha, Neb.; Rockford, Ill.; La Marque, Texas; Asheville, NC; Chicago, Ill.; Chesapeake, Va.

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More hit-and-run stories, including every volume of Hit-and-Run America (in reverse order), are accessible from this linked page. (The full Volume-by-Volume list will appear sporadically from now on.)

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