Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXXVII

Photo taken of hit-and-run victim Lana E. Albert (left) earlier in the night she was killed

Photo taken of hit-and-run victim Lana E. Albert (left) earlier in the night she was killed

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.

5226. Grand Rapids, Mich. June 3. 39-year-old man on bicycle injured when struck by a blue GMC Terrain which fled the scene.

5227. Boulder City, Nev. June 4. 84-year-old man on moped fatally struck by a red vehicle which fled the scene.

5228. Lowell, Mass. June 4. Man fatally struck by a blue Volkswagen hatchback with Massachusetts license plate 537TY6 which fled the scene.

5229. Granite City, Ill. June 5. 35-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5230. Las Vegas, Nev. June 6. 50-year-old man fatally struck by a white cargo-style van which fled the scene.

5231. Murrells Inlet, SC. June 6. 57-year-old man fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5232. Miami, Fla. June 6. Man injured when struck by a white Mercedes SUV which fled the scene.

5233. Lebanon, Pa. June 7. 26-year-old man injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5234. Queens, NY. June 7. 50-year-old man on bicycle fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5235. Portland, Oreg. June 7. Woman injured when struck by a 2000 or later Chevrolet HD 2500 which fled the scene.

5236. Breese, Ill. June 8. 23-year-old woman fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5237. Oakland, Cal. June 7. 53-year-old man on bicycle critically injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5238. Livingston, Cal. June 7. 63-year-old man fatally struck by an SUV which fled the scene.

5239. Hazleton, Pa. June 7. 4-year-old boy injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

Related stories:

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NBC 6 has learned a man accused of injuring a man in a hit-and run has multiple previous traffic infractions and is a registered sex offender.

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Authorities said when officers were called to investigate a hit-and-run accident in the central Kansas community, the suspect vehicle was gone.

Officers eventually found Lloyd. Police say he charged at one officer, who fired several shots. Lloyd was pronounced dead at a McPherson hospital.

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Newington, Connecticut police have taken a person into custody who is suspected of driving the car that hit and dragged three pedestrians on Christian Lane in town around 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Police in Ellijay, Ga., arrested a Talking Rock, Ga., man who they say ran over and killed an 18-month-old boy.

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Jim Sanders, the man known for walking down state roads in Lafayette with a rifle for the past few days, said he was a victim of a hit and run.

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SEATTLE — A West Seattle man is recovering, after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while he was riding his bike. He’s hoping someone witnessed the accident or saw the car involved, because the driver still hasn’t been caught.

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A 19-year-old has been charged after she backed a car into a stroller containing a child in Lancaster city last month and then drove away, police said.

Ciara Nicolette Beltran, of the 2300 block of Rockvale Road in East Lampeter Township, was driving on East Chestnut Street at North Shippen Street May 10, city police Lt. Todd Umstead said.

Shortly before 2 p.m., she backed her 2003 Chevrolet Impala onto a sidewalk, striking a stroller containing a 2-year-old boy.

The boy was injured and treated at Lancaster General Hospital, Umstead said.

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Jacksonville, Fl — It’s been a year since a young girl was hit and killed at a southside apartment complex.

We’ve just learned two people have pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with 2-year-old Jayna Solomon’s death.

Serdarus Scott admitted to hitting the girl. He stopped at first, but then fled with his girlfriend. Ariel Siplin also pleaded guilty to Accessory After the Fact, and Tampering with Evidence.

Both are scheduled to be sentenced in July.

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A 79-year-old man who suffered head injuries last week in a hit-and-run accident has passed away, Salt Lake City police say.

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A Bellport woman was arrested Thursday, charged with a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian critically injured in May in Patchogue.

Suffolk County police said Vehicular Crime Unit detectives arrested Sally Cestaro, 40, charging her with leaving the scene of an incident without reporting involving serious physical injury and with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com)–It’s been nearly a year since Jessika Cavazos and Derrik Cross were killed in a hit and run accident. Memphis police are now issuing a renewed call for help solving the crime.

34-year-old Jessika and 37-year-old Derrik were hit and killed by a pickup truck while changing a flat tire near I-40 and Warford around 2:56 a.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2013.

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After searching for ten days, police make an arrest in the killing of a sixth-grader. They say he’s also linked to the murder of another young person.

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The South Florida man convicted in the 2012 hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old girl was sentenced to 20 years in prison with nine years of probation.

Sandor Guillen, 40, was sentenced Friday afternoon in the violent southwest Miami-Dade crash that killed Kaely Camacho.

The teen’s family, friends and schoolmates were in court to see the sentencing. Family members were able to address the judge and speak on the experience.

“It has changed all of our lives,” said father Kirk Camacho, who witnessed his daughter’s death. “It continues to hurt and never changes.”

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A 30-year-old Corpus Christi woman is being held on intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault charges following a fatal hit-and-run incident.

Corpus Christi Police say Christine Griffin hit a 56-year-old man who was pushing a 57-year-old woman in a wheelchair around 9 p.m. Friday. Both were taken to a local hospital where the man died. The victims’ names were not released.

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MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Philadelphia pizza shop employee who police said left a man bleeding in the street after striking him with his car pleaded guilty Tuesday to accidents involving serious bodily injury, a felony of the third degree.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Forest Park, Ill.; Forney, Texas; Green Lake Co., WI; Longmont, Colo.; St. Petersburg, Fla.; San Diego, Cal.; Brandon, Fla.; Sioux City, Iowa; Bellingham, Wash.; Denver, Colo.; Little Rock, Ark.; Kokomo, Ind.; Anchorage, Alaska; Weir, Ky.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Newport News, Va.;

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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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