Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DCXXVII

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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.

6876. Ocean Springs, Fla. July 10. Man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6877. Paterson, NJ. July 11. Pedestrian badly injured when struck by a four-door silver SUV which fled the scene.

6878. Los Angeles, Cal. July 11. Woman in her 20s badly injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6879. Richmond, Va. July 11. 5-year-old girl critically injured when struck by a white Ford Escape which fled the scene.

6880. Milwaukee, Wisc. July 11. 19-year-old man injured when struck by a four-door vehicle which fled the scene.

6881. State College, Pa. July 9. Woman injured when struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

6882. Black River Falls, Wisc. July 11. 65-year-old man injured when struck by a four-door, dark green sedan which fled the scene.

6883. Tampa, Fla. July 12. Man injured when struck by a late 90s to early 2000s light blue Toyota Camry or Honda Accord which fled the scene.

6884. Bayonne, NJ. July 13. 41-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

6885. San Diego, Cal. July 14. Woman in her 40s fatally struck by a small silver Ford truck which fled the scene.

Related stories:

And I quote (I)…

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) – The victim in the fatal hit and run in Juniata park on Sunday afternoon has been identified as 17-year-old Tyrone Alexander Tillman.

Tillman was from the 1900 block of East Atlantic Street. He was a rising senior at Edison.

On Sunday, police arrested a driver following a hit and run that left one man dead in Juniata Park.

And I quote (II)…

Charges have been filed in a hit-and-run accident that left a teenage girl dead.

Monmouth County prosecutors say 49-year-old Toni Marletta, of the the Leonardo section of Middletown Township, was charged Wednesday with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a fatality and several motor vehicle violations.

And I quote (III)…

After further investigation, a 51-year-old Ypsilanti Township man was arrested in the incident. Citizens’ aid after the crash “helped apprehend the suspect as quickly as we did,” Gress said.

And I quote (IV)…

ST. LOUIS • A 15-year-old girl has been released in a fatal hit-and-run crash and two older teens have been charged after police say a scheme to blame the girl for the crash fell apart.

Police now say Dontae Jackson, 18, was driving the speeding Mercedes that hit Ashish “Bapi” Gupta on June 28. The car fled without stopping. Gupta, 50, died about a week after he was hit on South Broadway not far from Busch Stadium.

Jackson admitted he was driving the Mercedes at 80-90 mph when he struck Gupta about 2:30 a.m., police say. He was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and making a false report. His bail was set at $100,000 cash-only.

And I quote (V)…

“We were fortunate to find the license plate in the proximity,” he said. “Then it all just kind of fell into place.”

And I quote (VI)…

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Investigators have renewed their plea for information in a 15-year-old fatal hit-and-run case.

Mechanicsburg police and Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers are looking for the driver who fatally struck 30-year-old Rusty Aurand in the 100 block of West Main Street on the night of October 31, 1999.

And I quote (VII)…

“It’s going to take a community to figure out who the person was who hit and struck my daughter to her fatality,” said Rose Luciano-Foss. “The passenger side of the vehicle is what struck her and we are asking anyone everyone to please take note of any damage you might see.”

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car inTulsa, Okla.; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Orlando, Fla.; High Point, NC; New Orleans, La.

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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