Hit-and-Run America, Vol. MXVI

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.

14541. “My father was an amazing man. Very giving, very giving, very supportive,” Delgado said. “He was a jack of all trades. He was an immigrant, worked very hard.”

14542. Police on Thursday were looking for the driver who, on Wednesday afternoon, hit and killed a pedestrian in the Park Plaza mall parking lot before fleeing the scene, authorities said. The hit-and-run collision killed Gayle Sipes, 79, of Little Rock in the parking lot of the mall at 6000 W. Markham St., a Little Rock Police news release states. Officers arrived around 3:30 p.m., while a preliminary fatality report lists the time of the crash as 3:21 p.m.

14543. Columbus police have identified a male pedestrian who died after being struck by two vehicles that both fled the scene on East Broad Street on the city’s Far East Side. James K. Brusenhan, 66, died just before 1 a.m. Friday while crossing East Broad Street at Richmond Woods Drive outside of a marked crosswalk near the entrance to The Monarch on East Broad apartment complex, across from the Blacklick Square strip plaza and just east of Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, according to a police report.

14544. North Carolina Highway Patrol are searching for a car after it hit someone and sent them to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, troopers report.

14545. “We’ve checked in with the coroner’s office, our missing persons, I think these guys even tried using some facial recognition software to try and identify this person, and so far, we’ve struck out everywhere,” said LAPD Det. Ryan Moreno.

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14547. Delaware State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of one man early this morning. On April 19, 2024, at approximately 2:18 a.m., a silver car was driving northbound on Harbeson Road north of Lewes-Georgetown Highway. At the same time, for reasons under investigation, a pedestrian was in the northbound lane of Harbeson Road. The pedestrian was hit by the silver car. A short time later, a smaller white SUV also driving northbound, hit the pedestrian. Both vehicles left the scene. The victim, a 28-year-old man from Seaford, was taken to a nearby hospital where he died. His name is being withheld until his family has been notified.

14548. FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) — Foley police need help finding a vehicle and driver involved in a hit-and-run, according to a news release.

14549. 43-year-old Jennifer Penn was killed Tuesday night after she was hit on Old Stage Road in Willow Spring.

14550. A pedestrian was injured after a hit-and-run crash early Saturday in Kansas City.

14551. Police are searching for a suspect after a car hit and killed a pedestrian while leaving the scene Saturday night.

14552. “Can you give me a smile?” Eleska Moore asks her 33-year-old son, once a member of the Florida National Guard. His eyes are wide, his mouth slack. “Come on, give me a smile, son.”

14553. NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – A woman was killed in a hit-and-run incident on the I-10 Service Road Saturday (April 20), according to the NOPD.

14554. “It happened right in front of my face, I just seen the little girl walking and I heard a bang and I thought the guy hit a garbage can,” Andre Malek said. “He immediately hit the brakes. It was a Mercedes, black Mercedes Benz. This poor little girl.”

14555. POMONA, Calif. (KABC) — Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left one person dead in Pomona.

14556. Police in Silver Spring say a man is dead after getting hit by a Ride-On bus operated by Montgomery County Transit.

14557. A pedestrian is dead after a hit and run crash in LaPorte County.

14558. HONOLULU (KHON2) — Police are investigating two hit-and-runs that happened on Kaua‘i and O‘ahu over the past week.

14559. Police in Denver are asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver involved in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning in the city’s Westside neighborhood.

14560. The Detroit Police Department is seeking information regarding a person of interest linked to the fatal hit-and-run of a 29-year-old woman.

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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