Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CDXXXIX

Gavyn Barnett, 2, killed in a hit-and-run in Utah this week. RIP.

Gavyn Barnett, 2, killed in a hit-and-run in Utah this week. RIP.


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.

3810. Sparks, Nev. June 8. Woman injured when struck by a truck which fled the scene.

3811. Forest Acres, SC. June 8. Man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3812. Manhattan, NY. June 8. Bicyclist seriously injured when struck by an Infiniti.

3813. Fall River, Mass. June 7. 25-year-old man injured when struck by a grey Nissan which fled the scene.

3814. Plainfield, Ct. June 10. 59-year-old man fatally struck by a dark-colored 1992-97 Isuzu Trooper or Trooper II which fled the scene.

3815. West Valley City, Utah. June 11. 2-year-old boy in a stroller struck and killed by a gray, silver or white sports car with a spoiler fin on its back which fled the scene.

3816-17. Chicago, Ill. June 11. 64-year-old woman and 14-year-old grandson injured when struck by a Pontiac Montana minivan which fled the scene. (Update: Charges)

3818. Overland Park, Kansas. June 10. 18-year-old male critically injured when struck by a white SUV which fled the scene.

3819. Claremont, NH. June 10. 40-year-old woman seriously injured when struck by a maroon-colored station wagon-type, possibly a Subaru which fled the scene.

3820. Harker Heights, Texas. June 9. Woman injured when struck by a small, dark SUV which fled the scene.

3821-23. St. Louis, Mo. June 10. 24-year-old woman (eight months pregnant) and 6-year-old son injured struck by a red Chevy Monte Carlo which fled the scene. (Update: Arrest)

3824. Brooklyn, NY. June 11. Woman bicyclist critically injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3825. Oak Cliff, Texas. June 11. 61-year-old man pushed in front of car fatally struck by a white vehicle which fled the scene.

3826. Lakewood, Ohio. June 10. Man fatally struck by a public-transit bus which fled the scene.

3827. San Antonio, Texas. June 12. Man injured when struck by a black Ford Expedition which fled the scene.

3828. Essex, Md. June 12. 9-year-old child injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

3829. Detroit, Mich. June 12. 4-year-old boy at an ice cream truck injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

Related stories:

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And I quote (I)…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Belton man continues to have an impact on his family and friends even after his death.

A benefit was held Sunday at the Cowtown Mallroom for Leroy “Buddy” Bronson. Bronson died April 6 in a hit-and run-accident. Police said the driver of a 2004 Silver Ford F-150 pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed near the intersection of Bannister and Wornall, when the motorcycle driven by Bronson and the truck collided in the intersection.

Just two years before he died, Bronson’s wife and daughter were killed by a drunk driver. His family said after losing them, Bronson wanted to live everyday to the fullest — whether it was his love for motorcycles or swap meets.

” We’re not going to let him fade away. Just because he is not here, we don’t want to let him fade away. We don’t want him to be just another one of those people who gets lost as a cold case,” said Tyler Russell, Bronson’s step son.

And I quote (II)…

Steven Arden Bates, 40, called the Redding Police Department around 9:34 a.m. today to turn himself in. Officers said Bates was interviewed after turning himself in and then released as officers continued their investigation.

Police said they identified Bates after officers went to Heather Lane, off Hartnell Avenue, around 11:11 p.m. Friday and found a woman on the ground.

Police determined that she’d been hit by a pickup towing a travel trailer, which had left the area.

The woman died from her injuries, officers said.

And I quote (III)…

One resident, fearing that he encountered a burglar, fired several warning shots into the air to scare the man away. No one was hit by the bullets, but calls from neighbors to 911 reflected the new developments. Based on the amount of blood on the fleeing suspect’s shirt, neighbors told emergency dispatchers the man appeared to have been shot.

Police later discovered the man’s injuries were from the car accident only. One witness said the man had a large gash across his forehead.

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ST. PETERSBURG — Police on Saturday arrested a 20-year-old man they accuse of being the hit-and-run driver who struck a bicyclist in February.

Timothy Angle of St. Petersburg faces a felony count of leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and two misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.

According to St. Petersburg police, about noon on Feb. 23 Angle was driving at high speeds when he made a right turn at the intersection of 13th Avenue N and 31st Street and plowed into a bicyclist, whose injuries were severe enough that he was taken to a hospital.

And I quote (V)…

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) – A Moss Point woman is accused of murdering her husband Saturday night after running over him in the area of River Bend Apartments in Gautier, according to officials.

According to Gautier police Captain Jerry Cooksey, around 8 p.m. Krystal Kersey, 25, ran over her husband Justin Gary Stork, 24, of Pascagoula with a blue Toyota Celica.

Cooksey said Stork was partially underneath the car and partially hanging onto the front of it when she hit him. The suspect eventually crashed her car into a tree with Stork still hanging on. Cooksey said Stork didn’t stop. Witnesses said Kersey fled the area after hitting the tree.

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Aaron Hartmann, the 23-year-old Riverhead man hit by a car on County Road 105 last month and “left for dead” by a hit-and-run driver later apprehended by Southampton Town Police, is recuperating at home from his injuries. He has a long road ahead of him, said his mother, Linda.

Linda Hartmann described her son as “very depressed” and “very frustrated” by both the physical and cognitive problems he’s dealing with after the May 12 accident, which occurred as he was walking home along the side of the four-line divided highway just before 1 a.m.

And I quote (VII)…

DENVER — Police in Brighton have identified a suspect in a hit-and-run outside a party Sunday morning. Two people were injured.

According to a Brighton Police press release, Isaiah Phillip Twito, 21, of Thornton is being sought in connection with the incident.

And I quote (VIII)…

Luzerne County Judge Michael T. Vough sentenced Raven to 6½ to 25 years in state prison for the wreck and an unrelated case in which he unwittingly sold prescription morphine to a fellow confidential police informant.

Investigators said Raven, who didn’t have a driver’s license because of four previous arrests for impaired driving, abruptly swerved into the path of motorcyclist Donnie Pizano on Sept. 2 on Route 315 in Pittston Township, killing Pizano, 38, and his passenger, Robin Walsh, 39. Raven then fled.

And I quote (IX)…

Davenport police are investigating a hit-and-run accident in which the driver is the son of a Scott County Sheriff’s sergeant and a Davenport police detective.

Police Maj. Don Schaeffer said Tuesday the Iowa State Patrol was not asked to take over the investigation, because he did not think it was necessary, even though the driver being investigated is Bryce Rasche, the son of Scott County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tara Dinneweth and stepson of Davenport Police Detective Mark Dinneweth.

And I quote (X)…

Is LAPD Chief Charlie Beck More About Spin Than Solving Hit-and-Run Epidemic?

And I quote (XI)…

L.A. Police Commission Approves Questionable LAPD Hit-and-Run Report

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Chicago, Ill.; Plainfield, Ct.; Syracuse, NY; Omaha, Neb.; Hope Twp., Mich.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Quakertown, Pa.; Phoenix, Az.; Moultrie, Ga.; Washington Co., Oreg.; Waco, Texas; Red Bluff, Cal.

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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