Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CLXII

stacy-casalnova 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.

1211. Winslow Twp., NJ. Jan. 1. 23-year-old Stacy Casalnova killed and 29-year-old man critically injured after being struck by a vehicle while walking home. According to police, there was only minimal vehicle debris left at the scene, but authorities are confident that the vehicle sustained significant damage to the front passenger side. [Update: Driver surrenders.]

1212. Mequon, Wisc. Jan 2. 72-year-old man and 69-year-old wife were killed when struck by a black 2001 Chevy Blazer.

1213. Denton, Md. Jan. 2. 47-year-old woman hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being struck by an undescribed vehicle which fled.

1214. Jacksonville, Fla. Jan 2. 68-year-old man died after being struck by three cars, the first of which, an SUV, sped off.

1215. Duncanville, Texas. Jan 3. Woman in her 20s struck and killed by unidentified car. It’s not clear if she intentionally walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle or was trying to run across the road, but the car that struck her did not stop, police said.

1216. Brooklyn. Jan 4. 2-year-old boy being pushed in a stroller by his 13-year-old sister critically injured after being struck by a white van which fled the scene.

1217. Vallejo, Cal. Jan 1. 31-year-old man suffers head injuries after being thrown 40 feet by an undescribed vehicle that fled.

1218. Medford Lakes, NJ. Jan 1. 25-year-old woman suffers minor injuries after being struck by a dark-blue Nissan Altima which fled the scene.

1219. Portland, Ore. Jan. 5. 38-year-old man killed after being struck by a black vehicle, possibly a Mercedes Benz, which took off.

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And the asshole of the New Year award goes to …

Joshua Weber, 22

Joshua Weber, 22

A Round Lake man was charged in a New Year’s Day hit-and-run accident after police found his blood-alcohol content to be twice the legal limit, according to a police official.

And I quote (I)…

San Angelo (Texas) police were combing the streets of the city Monday, looking for a gray crew cab pickup truck that caused an injury crash in a funeral procession and drove away.

And I quote (II)…

NORWALK — A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Taylor Avenue in a hit-and-run accident while she was walking home from a New Year’s Eve party early Saturday, Norwalk police said.
A passerby called police at 12:57 a.m. Saturday and reported seeing a girl in snow by 100 Taylor St., her face covered in vomit, said Norwalk police Sgt. James Boff. Arriving officers and found the girl laying on her back in the snow alongside the roadway.

And I quote (III)…

The incident happened in the parking lot of the Apple Market grocery store on New Year’s Day. According to police, a couple was grocery shopping when, at some point, the wife got into an argument with Brown. One witness, who was sacking groceries for Brown, says she overheard Brown talking on her cell phone saying, “I feel like killing her.”

And I quote (IV)…

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A San Jose family is asking for help tracking down a hit-and-run driver who struck their teenage boy on New Year’s Eve.
Friends gathered at Regional Medical Center of San Jose Monday where 17-year-old Kadin Malavey has spent the first days of the new year barely conscious in the intensive care unit.

And I quote (V)…

A Texas Tech student remains jailed today in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed Juan Carmona Jr., a father of two young children, the day after Thanksgiving. Police on Monday evening arrested Thomas Holland, 23, on charges of failure to stop and render aid in a case that caused a death. He remains at the Lubbock County Jail in lieu of a $40,000 bond.

And I quote (VI)…

OZAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. — A witness said she saw the suspect in fatal hit-and-run moving something to the side of the road after the crash.
The suspect, Daniel Fagan, 35, appeared in an Ozaukee County courtroom Wednesday, just days after police said he hit a Brown Deer couple with his black Chevrolet Blazer.

And I quote (VII)…

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — It’s been more than a month and there are still no answers and no leads in a hit-and-run that left an Indiana man critically wounded.
The crash happened on Nov. 29, and it has been a painful road to recovery for 53-year-old Rocky Reid since then.
He has still not recovered fully, and neither has his family.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Miami; Upper Allen Twp., Pa.; Lafayette, La.; Ross, Pa.; Jackson Twp., Ohio; Los Angeles; Indianapolis; Syracuse, NY; Burlington, NC; Portsmouth, Va.; Newton, NC; Prince George’s County, Md.; Billings, Montana; Arlington, Texas.

 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.)

2 comments for “Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CLXII

  1. October 25, 2011 at 09:29

    Sam Miles is being sentenced on Thursday, October 27th at 1:30, at the Camden County courthouse.

  2. October 25, 2011 at 16:03

    Thanks for the heads up, Theresa. I’ll try my best to head over to check it out. Email me if you know the courtroom number.

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