Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCLIII

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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.

7332. Rockaway Twp., NJ. Oct. 23. Pedestrian injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

7333. Corpus Christi, Texas. Oct. 22. 43-year-old man injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

7334. Tempe, Ariz. Oct. 23. Man on bicycle injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

7335. Clarksville, Tenn. Oct. 21. Man on bicycle injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

7336. Jacksonville, Fla. Oct. 23. 42-year-old woman fatally struck by a semi truck which fled the scene. “The victim’s dog waited patiently while police covered up his owner’s body. With his head held low, Paco the dog watched as police put up crime scene tape around him. Lying there helpless as his owner was taken away from him.”

7337. Mansfield, Mass. Oct. 24. 10-year-old girl injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

7338. Mankato, Minn. Oct. 23. 75-year-old injured when struck by a mid-size brown SUV which fled the scene.

7339. West Goshen Twp., Pa. Oct. 25. 21-year-old man injured when struck by a dark-colored Chrysler minivan which fled the scene.

7340. Bensenville, Ill. Oct. 24. 86-year-old woman fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later arrested.

7341. Belle Glade, Fla. Oct. 24. Pedestrian fatally struck by two vehicles which fled the scene.

7342. New Orleans, La. Oct. 24. 37-year-old woman fatally struck by a 2007 Jeep which fled the scene; driver later arrested.

7343. Murfressboro, Tenn. Oct. 23. Bicyclist fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; later found.

7344. Monroe County, NY. Oct. 25. 56-year-old man on bicycle suffers life-threatening injuries when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

7345. Prairieville, La. Oct. 24. 67-year-old man fatally struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

7346. Albertville, Miss. Oct. 24. 18-year-old man injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene; driver later found.

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“I could always talk to him,” said Johnson’s mother, Linease Johnson. “That was my baby. He’s truly going to be missed.”

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“So far, the (victim) has survived his injuries, but he will have lifelong medical problems,” Cosby said.

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A Phoenix police officer has been charged with hit-and-run and causing a collision. It occurred while he was on duty driving a patrol vehicle, the Arizona Department of Public Safety confirmed.

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WATCH: Moments that followed N.J. cop’s fatal hit-and-run

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Upon officers arrival, officers noticed the body of Christopher Dobson. Mr. Dobson was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. Mr. Dobson is currently suffering from severe brain damage and several broken bones.

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A Lee County toll worker handed police a lead in a hit and run case that left an 83-year-old dead Wednesday.

The tip led the Cape Coral Police Department to a home in Fort Myers where they arrested 55-year-old Gerald Gray.

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As they planned her funeral on Thursday morning, friends and family members of Lake in the Hills resident Viola Flores said they were still coming to terms with the woman’s sudden death after she was killed on Sunday while crossing the street while vacationing in Florida.

Flores grew up in Aurora and lived in Naperville before moving to Lake in the Hills.

Flores, 51, and her boyfriend of three years, John Berg, 62, of Lake in the Hills, were crossing the Clearwater Memorial Causeway in Clearwater, Florida, on foot when police say the driver of a Mercedes SUV hit them and kept driving.

Both Flores and Berg were taken to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead, Florida police said.

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WAYNE — The driver who allegedly caused a fiery fatal crash Thursday while under the influence was trying to flee from a hit-and-run crash in Pequannock when he collided with a SUV in Wayne, police said.

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Lance Armstrong’s hit-and-run fender bender in December 2014 continues to attract the scrutiny of the federal government.

In a deposition held Sept. 24 in San Francisco and made public Monday, the part-time Aspen resident, at the behest of his attorney, refused to answer questions from U.S. Department of Justice attorney David Finkelstein about the highly publicized incident.

“Is it true you had a little bit to drink that night?” Finkelstein asked Armstrong.

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A transgender female escort has been charged in the hit and run death that happened on October 11 in the 500 Block of West North Avenue.

Cashay Henderson, also known as Warren Henderson, has been charged with Hit and Run Resulting in the Death of Temujin Ghangis-Khon Kibo-Gue.

Milwaukee Police had previously reached out to the public for more information on this case after a Nissan Maxima was identified as possibly the striking vehicle.

According to the criminal complaint, Henderson told Police that she works as an escort and drove her car to a client’s house in the area of 18th and North Avenue on October 11.

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SMITHTOWN, N.Y. — A Long Island man has pleaded guilty to fleeing the scene of a fatal crash in 2014.

Thomas Stavola, 56, was driving on Rte. 111 in Smithtown on June 14, 2014 when he broadsided Monica Peterson while she was driving to work. She was rushed to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, where she worked, and later pronounced dead.

Stavola, a cardiologist from Setauket, showed a blood alcohol content of .10 about 90 minutes after the crash.

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“We’ve made it clear to Jon that this new opportunity to compete in UFC is a privilege and not a right, and that there are significant expectations we have regarding his conduct moving forward,” UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. “We’re happy to read and see reports that he has embraced the terms of his plea agreement and is using this experience to grow and develop as a person.”

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Cave Junction, ORE — The family and friends of the late Jarred Huston walked along the two mile stretch of highway 199 into town, in remembrance, and seeking justice.

Both Jarred Huston and Robert Calvin were hit in the highway on October 30th in 2013.

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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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