Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMIV

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. After a respite from keeping the list, it restarted in January 2019, highlighting one case a day. If there’s a case you’ve seen that deserves highlighting, drop me a line at hickey@brianphickey.com.

12714. The Long Beach Police Department is looking for the driver of a vehicle who hit and killed a pedestrian and then drove away from the scene last month.

12715. A Las Vegas man was killed in a hit-and-run south of Moapa Valley last week, according to Nevada State Police.

12716. Police in Suffolk County are stepping up their efforts to find the hit-and-run driver who killed a teenage boy, leaving his family devastated. “It’s heartbreaking,” mom Desira Mack said through tears. “I can’t imagine. I still can’t.”

12717. Illinois State Police officials have confirmed that Thursday morning’s crash on U.S. Route 36 was a deadly hit-and-run incident. The crash involved one pedestrian who state troopers said died from their injuries. The pedestrian strike happened at 7 a.m. at the intersection of Route 36 and Salem School Road.

12718. “He literally gave his life to try to save somebody else,” said Chrissy Stansell, Doug’s wife.

12719. Police are looking for a driver who they said fled the scene after hitting a 41-year-old man and ser


12721. Turlock police are asking the public’s help in finding the vehicle and driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash last month.

12722. The Oklahoma City Police Department has released a video in the search for a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident. Investigators say on Nov. 2, around 9 p.m. local time, the unidentified vehicle and driver “struck a victim crossing the street, killing them and driving off.”

12723. “It’s been hell. I’m still in a state of shock,” Donna Twiford said.

12724. In late November, Derrick Seals was hit by a vehicle and killed. The driver left the scene without calling for help or checking on Seals. Investigators with the Columbus Police Department have been searching for the person behind the wheel. Now they believe they may have identified the vehicle and they need your help to find it. Initially, investigators were looking for a dark car.

12725. The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help locating a driver and pickup truck involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash that happened in October.

12726. The Independence, Missouri, Police Department is searching for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that injured a child getting off a school bus Wednesday.

12727. “I just heard a very big screaming and I came out from the garage and went around, and saw her getting picked up by the emergency,” said witness Abdullah Hussein.

12728. “The last thing I said to her was ‘I love you’ and she loves me,” said Samuel Briggs. “Those were our last words.”

12729. A white Tesla X struck a pedestrian who was in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Francisco Street, police said. The driver did not stop to help the victim or identify him or herself.

12730. Londonderry police are looking for a driver who hit a woman walking Friday on Chase Road, sending her to the hospital.

12731. Police are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run Friday evening in Fridley.

12732. “It looks like she was running from the ducks, came into the street and then the driver couldn’t hold break fast enough,” Hussein said. “So that’s where the crash probably happened.”

12733. Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver that struck and killed a pedestrian in South Los Angeles on Friday.

12734. GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A pair of elderly Grants Pass residents are dead, after being hit by a car in the city on December 16th while going to a Christmas party.

12735. VALLEY CENTER, Calif — A person riding a bike was hit by a car and left dead on a Valley Center roadway Saturday night.

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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