Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CCCXXVIII

06/02/2012
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A memorial for Alix Rice, who was killed by Dr. James G. Corasanti, who was cleared by a jury this week

A memorial for Alix Rice, who was killed by Dr. James G. Corasanti, who was cleared by a jury this week

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.

2599. Wheaton, Md. May 31. Man in his teens injured when struck by a dark blue Nissan Sentra which fled the scene.

2600. Denver, Colo. May 31. 24-year-old college student walking his bike in a crosswalk struck and killed by a 2000 to 2005 maroon or dark red Jeep Grand Cherokee which fled the scene.

2601-02. Columbia, SC. June 1. Man and woman injured when struck by a red Camaro which fled the scene. Driver arrested that night.

2603. Norwood, Mass. June. 1. Bicyclist injured when struck by a red car which fled the scene.

Related stories:

From the travesties of justice files

For 13 days, prosecutors pounded away at Dr. James G. Corasanti.

They brought the crumpled hood of his BMW into the courtroom.

Toxicologists detailed his over-the-legal-limit alcohol reading.

And a motorist summoned to the witness stand recalled the teenage victim as highly visible as she skated along the side of the road.

But in the end, a day and a half of listening to the 56-year-old Getzville doctor testify in Erie County Court helped sway a jury Wednesday that Alexandria “Alix” Rice was killed in a terrible but understandable accident. (H/T Christian)

And I quote (I)…

ENGLEWOOD – Conner Donohue, 20, posted bond Friday after allegedly driving drunk and hitting two people on the side of the road on Monday.

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Police are searching for three people to question in connection to a fatal hit-and-run crash last month in Vancouver.

Surveillance video shows the trio met with James I. Collins, 37, on May 3 around the time he got into his vehicle and hit Maria De Los Carrasco Angulo, 25, in the area of Fourth Plain Boulevard and Neals Lane, said Vancouver police.

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The alleged victim in a Thursday night hit-and-run in Garden City has been charged. After Garden City Police completed their investigation, they determined that the alleged victim had been involved in a physical altercation earlier in the evening and made up the story about being struck by a car.

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Ypsilanti police released photos of the suspect car from a hit and run on May 19 and are asking the public to contact investigators with any information about the vehicle.

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A $1,000 reward is now being offered for hit-and-run suspect Ashley Chavez, who police said may be in Colorado.

Chavez is accused of being the driver who struck and killed Nancy Schoeffler on West Burnside Street earlier this year. She and a passenger, Angela Kaps-Collins, fled from the scene, police said.

In the weeks that followed, authorities said the car used in the crime was taken to Kaps-Collins’ house in Corbett for repairs.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Woodstock, Ga.; Chicago; Lexington, Ky.; Panama City Beach, Fla.; Birdsboro, Pa.; Heathrow, Fla.; Fayetteville, NC; Henrico, Va.; Muskogee, Okla.

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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