Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CDVIII

Fatal hit-and-run scene in Miramar, Fla.

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.

3328. Miramar, Fla. Jan. 9. 6-year-old boy struck and killed by a newer model white Dodge Charger which fled the scene. (Followup about victim Deandre Binns)

3329. Memphis, Tenn. Jan. 9. Man struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3330-31. Cheyenne, Wyo. Jan. 8. 26-year-old woman and her seven-month-old child injured when struck by a dark-colored four-door sedan which fled the scene.

3332. Denver, Co. Jan. 10. Man in his 20s seriously injured when struck by three vehicles, one of which, Subaru WRX SUV, fled the scene. (H/T Ciara)

3333. Santa Ana, Cal. Jan. 10. 75-year-old father of 10 fatally struck by a dark blue 1995 BMW 740iL which fled the scene.

3334. Birmingham, Ala. Jan. 10. Sanitation worker injured when struck by a maroon Ford Explorer which fled the scene.

3335. Newmarket, NH. Jan. 11. 25-year-old man injured when struck by a silver Mitsubishi which fled the scene.

3336. Heyburn, Idaho. Jan. 11. Pedestrian injured when struck by a black pickup which fled the scene.

3337. Mecosta Twp., Mich. Jan. 10. 15-year-old girl injured when struck by a black pickup truck which fled the scene.

3338. El Paso, Texas. Jan. 11. Pedestrian struck and killed by a white SUV which fled the scene.

3339-40. Charlotte, NC. Jan. 11. Two men changing a tire injured, one critically, when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3341. Albuquerque, NM. Jan. 10. Man critically injured when struck by a Ford Mustang which fled the scene.

Related stories:

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CLEVELAND – A dark-colored SUV with damage to the front end fatally struck 81-year-old Maxine Lobins Wednesday morning as she attempted to cross in a crosswalk in Kamm’s Corners, Cleveland police say.

“She had two broken legs, broken pelvis, internal bleeding and basically, they hit her so hard that she was almost split in two,” said John Lobins, Jr., Maxine’s son, who added that he felt numb when he received news of her death Wednesday.

Police are combing through surveillance video from area businesses in hopes of identifying the vehicle and making an arrest.

“If you’re the individual operating that vehicle, we’re asking that you contact police,” said Cleveland Police Sgt. Sammy Morris.

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Shortly before 7 a.m., a school bus en route to Whit Davis Elementary School was hit on Barnett Shoals Road near Whit Davis Road in southeastern Athens-Clarke County. According to Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright, the bus was eastbound on Barnett Shoals Road when a westbound SUV crossed the centerline. After striking the bus, the SUV spun and hit another westbound vehicle, then left the scene.

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A Ventura driver was arrested Wednesday after he hit a jogger, fled the scene and then reported his vehicle had been stolen, police said.

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The family of an elderly Wakefield man who died Wednesday–five days after he was apparently the victim of a hit-and-run–is pleading for witnesses to come forward.

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A Longview woman will serve seven years on probation to avoid a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Wednesday in a wreck that killed a 45-year-old man, the Gregg County website showed.

Anna Catherine Shore, 24, was arrested shortly after a hit-and-run wreck that, two days later, took the life of William J. Jones.

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Raleigh, N.C. — A Wake Forest woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from a wreck on Interstate 440 this past summer that killed a man who was trying to avoid her approaching car.

Sarah Aimee Carden, 23, was sentenced to 25 to 42 months in prison on reduced charges of felony hit-and-run resulting in serious injury and felony death by motor vehicle.

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In an unusual twist, a defendant who took a plea deal in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian was taken into custody Thursday morning but won’t be formally sentenced until he completes a 9-month jail term.

The concern on the part of prosecutors and the victim’s family was that Gustavo Alvarez-Solis serve the most jail time possible under the plea deal and not be released early due to prison realignment or jail overcrowding, prosecutor Dianna Carter said. The plea deal was fashioned so that he would serve a full nine months, and then would be released and placed on five years’ felony probation at his Oct. 9 sentencing. Alvarez-Solis pleaded no contest to hit-and-run causing death of permanent serious injury.

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The man who killed Lowell, Arkansas Police Chief Joe Landers in a drunk driving accident last year, pleaded guilty Thursday in a Florida courtroom.

“I don’t know that a guilty plea or any kind of jail time will ever, it will never change anything,” said Whit Landers, son of Chief Landers.

53-year-old Jimmy Christo Jr. pleaded guilty to the Arkansas equivalent of vehicular homicide, after he killed Landers in a hit and run.

“I’m just hoping to find a small part of your broken heart which y’all can forgive me. God has forgiven me,” said Christo.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … La Mesa, Cal.; Haymarket, Va.; Forked River, NJ; Little Rock, Ark.; Louisville, Ky.; Dallas, Texas; Greensboro, NC.

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