Hit-and-Run America, Vol. MMXXIV

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.

14679. The Arkansas State Police on Friday asked the public for information related to their investigation of a hit-and-run death of a pedestrian early Monday near Hope, a news release states.

14680. The Gastonia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in looking for the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash. The driver of a truck hit 60-year-old David Bolin, police said. It happened around 10 p.m. on May 11 on East Franklin Boulevard in Gastonia. Bolin died later.

14681. Police are looking for a driver who reportedly hit two juveniles on an electric scooter on East Colfax Avenue.

14682. A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday night, according to Baltimore Police.

14683. The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Guttenberg Police Department are investigating a hit-and-run that badly injured a pedestrian early Saturday morning, Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

14684. “He is always remembered. We don’t want this forgotten,” said Kara Deniz, a spokesperson for the Teamsters. “We talk about our brothers and our sisters in the union movement and labor movement, and he’s one of our brothers. … We need to do everything that we can, and that’s what we’re doing.”

14685. A 39-year-old Lahaina woman was killed in a hit-and-run collision Friday night when she was struck crossing a highway after retrieving a dead chicken from the road, Maui police said. She was identified Sunday as Victoria Grimaldi of Lahaina.

14686. City of Carbondale police officers responded to the intersection of East Walnut Street and Wall Street for a person who had been hit by a car while crossing the street. The pedestrian, a man in his 60’s was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries.

14687. “It is like a sad sick person, to hit someone and keep going, you could have stopped and checked on him, and called the paramedics anything,” a family friend said.

14688. HOUSTON — One person was killed and two others are in critical condition following a hit-and-run crash in the Museum District Sunday night, according to the Houston Police Department.

14689. “He was a loving son and father,” said Stephon’s mother, Linda Jones. “You never expect to feel something like this and then it happens to you.”

14690. Cincinnati police are investigating a hit-and-run that rushed one man to the hospital overnight.

14691. The child, a 19-month-old girl, was found unresponsive in the road when police were called just before 11 p.m. to the TopKat Super Laundromat at 36 New Britain Ave. after several 911 callers reported that a toddler had been struck by a car, according to Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police Department.

14692. INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is investigating after a 17-year-old girl was found dead in the roadway on the city’s south side late Monday.

14693. Police released video of the car they say struck and killed a pedestrian in Ronkonkoma. Police say 21-year-old Elyse Crivaro was hit in May on Ronkonkoma Avenue near Third Street.

14694. The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating an overnight hit-and-run. Officers responded just after midnight to a call of a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian near Central and San Pedro.

14695. Des Moines police have identified a man who died from injuries he sustained after being hit by a pick-up truck while walking Sunday.

14696. A beloved grandmother is being remembered after she was killed in a hit-and-run while out on her routine morning walk the week before her 92nd birthday. Robbie Powell began walking around her neighborhood years ago to stay healthy, according to her longtime walking partner, Latrice Alexander. The grandmother would’ve turned 92 on Thursday, WMC reports. “Robbie had been walking in the neighborhood since either the late ‘60s or early ‘70s. She was like a historian,” Alexander said. “She said she had lived in this community since the ‘50s, and she would show us different things in the neighborhood.”

14697. Police in St. Paul are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person suspected of a hit-and-run that seriously injured two women last month.

14698. The Coventry Police Department is asking the public for help finding the car that was involved in a hit-and-run last week that injured two firefighters. The two firefighters, who were responding to a medical emergency at a home off Victory Highway on May 29, were getting out of their vehicle when an oncoming car slammed into the truck’s open door. The driver in the suspect vehicle, described as a 2019 to 2023 Chrysler minivan, didn’t stop.

14699. Police say a 26-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed by a car in Trenton. According to authorities, Trenton Emergency Medical Services found a woman identified as Shydasia Merrick unconscious on the street in the 800 block of South Clinton Avenue at 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say at first, they thought Merrick suffered a cardiac arrest. But nurses at Capital Health Regional Medical Center saw traumatic injuries which appeared consistent with being struck by a vehicle, according to authorities.

14700. Boscawen police are seeking the driver of a dark-colored sedan who hit and injured an 8-year-old girl on Queen Street Tuesday night.

14701. “They didn’t stop. They just kept going,” Sneed said. “It happened just that fast.” The woman, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene. The man walking with her was not injured.

14702. “If he sees anyone with any type of problem, he tried to help them out in any way,” said one person who was close to Bravo. “Just talk to you, anything. This was a huge loss.”

14703. “Maybe that person thought that it was just trash. But if you hear something going everywhere, you would think you would, wouldn’t you want to stop to see what’s going on? What did you hear,” said Ramirez while fighting back tears.

14704. DALLAS — Authorities say they arrested the wrong man in Arlington police officer Darrin McMichael’s 2023 hit-and-run death. They also say there’s another suspect in custody.

14705. According to police, on June 3 at 1:17 p.m., Takoma Park Police officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel went to the 1100 block of University Boulevard East following a report of a man lying in the road with head injuries. The victim, who police still have not named, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A medical examiner determined his injuries were likely caused by a vehicle.

14706. A man was hospitalized in critical condition following a Salt Lake City hit-and-run crash in the Glendale neighborhood.

14707. A man was killed in a Milwaukee hit-and-run on Friday night, June 7. It happened near 35th and Capitol around 11 p.m., authorities said. The victim died at the scene.

14708. Florence police are seeking the driver of a 2015-2018 dark-colored Chevrolet Malibu who may have been involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident the night of June 6. Florence police were sent to the scene of a collision at approximately 10:30 p.m., June 6 on Howe Springs Road near Haven Straits, according to a department press release.

14709. Joliet police were looking to identify the driver of a semi who struck and killed one person on Saturday evening then drove away, authorities stated. The incident was reported at around 4:05 p.m. near Washington and Ottawa streets near the Will County Adult Detention Facility.

14710. On June 7, a 20-year-old male resident of Sutherlin was jogging on W Central Avenue. He was struck by a car at the intersection of Oak and Central.

14711. U.S. Park Police (USPP) said it’s investigating a hit-and-run that took place in Southeast on Saturday evening. Police said the incident happened on Anacostia Drive in the area of the skating rink and it involved a pedestrian and a car.

14712. The Arlington Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run that took place early Sunday morning. Police were called at about 2:01 a.m. to the intersection of West Pioneer Parkway and Center Street after reports of the hit-and-run. They found the victim, a 30-year-old man lying in the roadway, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

14713. San Antonio Police are investigating a fatal hit and run on the East Side. Officers say they got the call from the 1500 block of East Commerce Street at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

14714. A man was struck three times in consecutive collisions on Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach early Sunday morning, police say. Two were hit-and-runs. The one driver who did stop to call for help saw another motorist strike the man and speed away.

14715. The El Paso Police Department is asking the public to help identify the person responsible for a hit-and-run that killed one person on the west side of El Paso in May. According to police, a woman was hit and killed while crossing the 6400 block of Doniphan Drive at Borderland just before 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28.

14716. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating a hit-and-run in Southeast that killed one person and injured another. According to police, the driver hit a husband and wife on the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue SE near Naylor Road. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. However, the man was killed.

14717. CHICAGO — A reckless driver speeding through a Rogers Park alley sent five people — including a child on a bicycle — to area hospitals Wednesday evening then fled the scene before rescuers arrived, authorities said.

14718. MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A woman was hit by a vehicle while walking with her boyfriend Saturday afternoon after leaving a block party, according to the Mobile Police Department.

14719. A friend of Scott’s was at the scene and told officers he and Scott were walking home southbound on North Owens when a dark-colored pickup truck traveling northbound hit Scott with the front of the vehicle. The driver slowed down for a brief time, then sped away from the area. The driver who hit Scott failed to stop and render aid by leaving the scene of the crash.

14720. MT. MORRIS TWP., MI – Police are investigating a hit-and-run in Mt. Morris Township that left a 26-year-old man dead over the weekend.

14721. Police in Tuscaloosa are investigating after a local woman was fatally struck by a vehicle Thursday night. Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said a 58-year-old woman who lives nearby was struck by a vehicle on Englewood Village Drive off Highway 69 South Thursday.

14722. VINELAND, NJ — An unknown driver fatally struck a pedestrian and fled the scene in a Vineland incident under investigation, authorities said.

14723. PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Following a hit-in-run crash that killed Eric Deshaun Justice on Wednesday night in Pike County and resulted in the arrest of Clinton Justice, the family of Eric established a GoFundMe to help cover the cost of his funeral.

14724. Police in East Haven are searching for the car that hit and killed a person Friday night and then took off. This all unfolded just before 10 in the area of 650 Main Street. The person who was hit and killed has not been identified yet.

14725. The Detroit Police Department is seeking (information) regarding a fatal hit-and-run of a 59-year-old woman. The woman was transported to a Metro Detroit hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

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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