Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CLXV



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.

1231. Edwardsville, Ill. Jan. 11. 25-year-old man critically injured when he was struck by a large silver SUV which dragged him 960 feet before fleeing and leaving him to be struck by a snowplow.

1232. Huntington Beach, Cal. Jan. 13. 39-year-old woman found unconscious in the street after being struck by a vehicle for which police received conflicting descriptions.

1233. Hebron, Ind. Jan. 13. 68-year-old man heading to a restaurant with his daughter fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

1234. Oklahoma City, Okla. Jan. 12. 79-year-old man struck and killed by a dark-colored Chevrolet or GMC extended cab, full-size truck which fled the scene.

1235. Austin, Texas. Jan. 14. Elderly man whose body was found along the side of a road believed to be the victim of a hit-and-run.

1236. Yuma, Ariz. Jan. 13. One of two 15-year-old boys riding bicycles fatally struck by a dark car which fled the scene.

1237. Adams Co., Colo. Jan. 13. Woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

1238. Trotwood, Ohio. Jan. 13. 12-year-old child injured when struck by a gray sedan which took off.

1239. Cathedral City, Cal. Jan. 13. Man fatally struck by a vehicle for which police were putting together a description.

1240. Arlington, Texas. Jan. 14. Woman suffers potentially life-threatening injuries after being struck by a unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

Related stories:

Carrie Holmes memorial

Carrie Holmes memorial

And I quote (I) …

Guy has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of Kathy’s daughter, 22-year-old Carrie Holmes.
“All I want is justice for Carrie, and it doesn’t look like we’re going to get it,” Bruce said.
The family said they’re outraged that it’s possible Guy will serve little if any jail time for Holmes’ death. They’ve been told the district attorney’s office is willing to accept a plea agreement even though Guy has a history of DUI arrests and convictions.

And I quote (II) …

The Indiana State Police have located the vehicle believed to have been involved in the hit-and-run which left a trooper injured on Monday.
The suspect vehicle, a silver 2003 Toyota Camry four-door reported stolen in Gary on Jan. 7, was found on Tuesday afternoon in a wooded area just north of the Indiana Toll Road in Portage. [UPDATE]

And I quote (III) …

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for the driver of a car that hit and killed a man on a bicycle in Glastonbury.
Christopher Blanchard, 43, of East Hartford, was riding his bike on Hebron Avenue Dec. 3 when a car struck him and took off. He died at Hartford Hospital a short time later. Police began investigating and located the suspect vehicle, a tan 2003 Ford sedan, the next day, according to police.
Thursday, police announced they had an arrest warrant for Ian Carter-Sullivan charging him with second-degree manslaughter, evading responsibility and reckless driving. Carter-Sullivan (pictured) has been in custody since Dec. 6 on parole violations, police said.

And I quote (IV) …

HARLINGEN (Texas) – A Valley teenager who has been fighting to recover ever since he was run over in Harlingen is going to San Antonio for surgery. The 13-year-old has not been able to eat solid food since the hit-and-run. Resendez has been in the hospital for almost a month after suffering serious internal injuries. Police still have not found the person who hit him. His family says the whole ordeal has been emotionally and financially straining.

And I quote (V) …

Every Dec. 26, Eric Schultz visits the spot where his brother, Edward, was killed by a hit-and-run driver on that day in 1970.

And I quote (VI) …

Montana lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at closing a loophole a state law involving traffic accidents where the alleged perpetrator flees the scene. Senate Bill 68 would clarify that a driver has a duty to remain at the scene of an accident involving death, personal injury, or damage to a vehicle.

And I quote (VII)…

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Jefferson Circuit Judge has ruled the families of two young girls killed in a hit and run crash cannot file a lawsuit against the suspect’s parole officer.

And I quote (VIII) …

Former Gov. Bill Ritter last week commuted the life-without-parole prison sentence Mitchell’s nephew, Dietrick Mitchell, received nearly 20 years ago in the August 1991 hit-and-run death of Danny Goetsch.

Bill Ritter is a fucking disgrace of a human being.

And I quote (IX) …

FARGO — One year after a hit-and-run driver struck Justin Bohmer and left him bleeding in a Fargo street, the 26-year-old said Wednesday his life is basically back to normal.
While the Army veteran still hopes the culprit gets caught, he said, “I guess it doesn’t really make too much difference anymore.”
The hit-and-run case is now in the Fargo Police Department’s “inactive” file, as police have exhausted all leads.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Stevenson, Cal.; Rapid City, SD; Long Island, NY; Bakersfield, Cal.; Billings, Montana; Randolph, NY; Mastic, NY.

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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