Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXXXI

06/22/2014
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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.

5273. San Antonio, Texas. June 18. 68-year-old man fatally struck by a red van which fled the scene.

5274. Booneville, Ark. June 17. 50-year-struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5275. Passaic, NJ. June 11. 25-year-old man injured when struck by a which fled the scene.

5276. Columbus, Ohio. June 17. Child injured when struck by a burgundy vehicle which fled the scene.

5277. Metuchen, NJ. June 18. 50-year-old man injured when struck by a silver Volkswagen GTI which fled the scene.

5278. Fresno, Cal. June 18. Man critically injured when struck by a white or silver sedan which fled the scene.

5279. St. Louis, Mo. June 20. 54-year-old man on bicycle fatally struck by a a black and maroon 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix which fled the scene.

5280. Ocean Beach, Cal. June 21. 27-year-old woman fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5281. San Antonio, Texas. June 21. Woman injured when struck by an unidentified vehicle which fled the scene.

5282. Utica, NY. June 20. Bicyclist injured when struck by a light four-door sedan which fled the scene.

5283. Joliet, Ill. June 20. 11-year-old boy injured when struck by an older-model, rusty, white SUV which fled the scene.

5284. Suffolk, NY. June 20. 85-year-old man fatally struck by a green car which fled the scene.

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And I quote (I)…

Cops from police departments around the valley gathered at the end of a lonely road in west Salt Lake City on Wednesday to watch a crash test dummy get repeatedly pummeled by old cars.

It was part of a class on “accident reconstruction,” the forensic science that allows investigators to determine exactly what happens in the chaotic moments right before a car crash.

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And I quote (II)…

EVANS, N.Y. —- The family of Barry Moss, killed in a December 2013 hit-and-run in the town of Evans, wants answers, and hope that a new reward will prompt someone to come forward with crucial information.

“We’re begging for help,” said Maria Wrafter, Moss’ younger sister. “We are begging for help.”

And I quote (III)…

Robert Lynch Jr. and Elizabeth Perrotti weren’t willing to just stand by as hit-and-run drivers made their getaways.


And I quote
(III)…

Las Vegas police arrested a man in connection with Monday night’s hit-and-run accident that left an 11-year-old boy in serious condition.

Rodrigo Tomax was arrested around 2 a.m. Wednesday after Tomax, driver of the vehicle, and his passenger, Chamilla Cabada-Garcia, turned themselves in, police said.

And I quote (IV)…

The family of a 2-year-old girl killed by a hit-and-run driver is pleading for the person responsible to come forward as police have yet to make an arrest more than a month later.

Asianae Thomas was crossing the street in front of her family’s home in the 2400 block of North Mountain View Avenue on May 4 when she was struck by a dark pickup truck. Now, family members are begging the driver and any witnesses to go to police.

And I quote (V)…

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Friends are mourning the loss of a man whom they call selfless. He was killed in a deadly hit and run crash involving a motorized scooter early morning on Friday, at an intersection near the Hammond Aire Plaza.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old LSU student Eric Fabre of Slidell. Fabre had been working at Plucker’s on Nicholson Drive for the past three years. The general manager at Plucker’s described Fabre as a lively, selfless, and giving man who was so excited that he would have been turning 21 in just two weeks.

And I quote (VI)…

Police say two arrests have been made in connection with a deadly hit-and-run accident in Bensalem, Bucks County.

The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday along the 4100 block of Bristol Pike.

Police say a pedestrian, identified as Vincent Peary, of Philadelphia, was found lying on the shoulder of the southbound lane.

25832363_BG1 And I quote (VII)…

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Lubbock police are continuing their search for a hit and run suspect who caused the death of an elderly woman.

79-year-old Margaret Alford was found in the roadway at 54th and Bangor Avenue around 5 p.m. on Friday, May 30.

Police say the driver failed to control speed, failed to yield right of way to a pedestrian at an open intersection, and fled the scene without rendering aid.

Alford was taken to UMC with serious injuries and died on June 9.

And I quote (VIII)…

Pascagoula police officer Daniel Snyder was sentenced Friday to 1 year in prison and five years post-release supervison for the hit-and-run death of Ocean Springs teenager Kaytlynn Brann last February.

Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Dale Harkey also fined Snyder $2,000, ordered him to reimburse Brann’s family for all funeral costs and also ordered Snyder to undergo evaluation for alcohol abuse.

Harkey lectured Snyder at length over his actions last February, but noted he could only sentence Snyder based on the hit-and-run conviction. Snyder was not charged with DUI in the accident, although there was evidence he had been drinking.

“You made a real stupid decision,” Harkey told Snyder, “but I can’t sentence you over suspicions or what I may believe. I have to sentence you based on the conviction.”

And I quote (IX)…

PASADENA, Md. – Last anyone saw her brilliant smile was Aug. 18, 2013.

It was that night when her family knew something wasn’t right; phones were dead, there were no call backs, no texts.

First came the missing person’s report the next day, then a day later someone did find Samantha Kreppel.

“They couldn’t verify it yet because of the autopsy,” wept Marian Kreppel, Samantha’s grandmother. “But my son knew, my niece knew. I knew.”

A grandmother always knows.

Hit-and-run scumbag Catherine Lindahl

Hit-and-run scumbag Catherine Lindahl


And I quote (X)…

FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. – Investigators say they’re using hair fibers found on the windshield area and passenger door of a vehicle to help in a hit and run case.

According to Virginia State Police, at 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Catherine Lindahl, 22 of Stephens City, hit Elizabeth Bell, 36, from behind as Bell was walking on the eastbound side of Valley Mill Road just outside the city limits of Winchester.

Upon striking Bell, Lindahl left the scene. Court documents say Bell suffered serious injuries and was later transported to Winchester Medical Center.

With the assistance of K-9 Units from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Lindahl was located half a mile away from the scene. It was then that they also noticed the hair fibers on her vehicle.

And I quote (XI)…

The 11th Judicial District Attorney’s office has filed a felony charge against a Pueblo defense attorney for her alleged involvement in a deadly hit-and-run accident from March.

And I quote (XII)…

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) – Authorities are investigating a shooting in the District after a hit-and-run suspect allegedly fired into a crowd of bystanders and firefighters overnight.

And I quote (XIII)…

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say a 31-year-old woman has died more than a month after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in southeast Washington.

And I quote (XIV)…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – NewsChannel 5 has obtained exclusive video of a victim in a deadly hit-and-run crash just seconds before he was struck while crossing a street in Madison last month.

Caught, convicted, court appearance or car-on-car in … Lower Saucon Twp., Pa.; Thomasville, NC; Cranston, RI; Houston, Texas; Little Rock, Ark.; Watertown, NY; Cathedral City, Cal.; Ephrata, Pa.; Harbor Island, Wash.; Booneville, Ark.; Berkeley, Cal.; Saco, Maine; Baton Rouge, 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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