Hit-and-Run America, Vol. CMXCVII

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.

14179. A Madison police officer was the victim of hit-and-run early Sunday morning while working a hit-and-run investigation of a sergeant’s squad car, Madison police reported.

14180. A 53-year-old Ypsilanti woman was found dead on the side of the roadway near Prospect Road and Park Lane around 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, according to Derrick Jackson, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.

14181. A bicyclist who died in a hit-and-run crash in Stockton has been identified as a 14-year-old boy from Lathrop. Officers responded to the 1900 block of East French Camp Road after 8:13 a.m. Monday and found the child. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

14182. BALTIMORE — Police are looking for the driver responsible for hitting and killing a 64-year-old woman early Sunday morning. The victim, who has been identified as Wilma Barnes, was found on the 3500 block of Reisterstown Road a little after 4 a.m. after getting hit by a car. The suspect driver immediately left the scene, according to police. Barnes died after being taken to the hospital.

14183. COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — Pennsylvania State Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run in Lancaster County. According to police, the crash happened shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of Lancaster Pike (Route 472) and Sproul Road in Colerain Township.

14184. More than two years after a deadly hit-and-run, Illinois State Police are still withholding records related to a pursuit that preceded the crash, now defying a judge’s order to produce the materials after NBC 5 Investigates sued the agency for violating the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

14185. A hit-and-run in Fort Pierce left a family devastated, wondering who would hit their loved one and leave him on the side of the road. Jacob Schmitz, 36, remains in a medically induced coma after he was struck by a car while walking on Juanita Avenue last Friday night.

14186. BENSALEM, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — A 35-year-old man turned himself in to Bensalem police on Tuesday in connection with a summer hit-and-run that left a teenager dead.

14187. Authorities have identified a woman who was killed in a hit-and-run in Ocean County, New Jersey, on Jan. 13. Julia Sutton, 56, of Weehawken, was killed in a crash in Brick Township just after 9 a.m., police said. The crash happened near the intersection of Route 35 South and Bay Avenue. Sutton was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead, officials said.

14188. Two pedestrians were injured Tuesday night in an Independence hit-and-run crash involving a minivan, according to police.

14189. Authorities with the Hastings Borough Police Department are investigating an alleged hit-and-run incident that left a woman seriously injured.

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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