Hit-and-Run America, Vol. MXVIII

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.

14577. A man and a woman were struck by a Jeep in a hit-and-run crash after leaving a bar just east of downtown, according to San Antonio police.

14578. The Cobb County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a Saturday morning hit-and-run victim.

14579. D.C. police are looking for a driver they say was responsible for a fatal hit-and-run. The crash happened on Georgia Avenue in Northwest D.C.


14581. MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews rushed one person to a hospital after they were struck while riding a scooter in South Beach by a driver who kept on going, police said.

14582. Police are searching for a vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Jessup early Monday morning. According to Howard County police, at around 3 a.m. Monday, a man was stuck by a dark-colored sedan traveling south on Washington Boulevard near Patuxent Range Road while he was crossing the street. Police said the vehicle did not stop, and the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

14583. Two 20-year-old women were killed in a weekend hit-and-run in downtown Charleston near an entrance to the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, police said. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the victims on April 29 as 20-year-olds Lizzy Zito and Arianna Gamber. They were both from Simpsonville, near Greenville. Zito was a College of Charleston student studying psychology, the school confirmed. She died two weekends before she was expected to graduate. She would have completed her degree in just three years.

14584. The San Francisco Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run collision in the Ingleside District earlier this year. On Feb. 25 at around 6:49 p.m., SFPD officers responded to the area of Alemany Boulevard and Rousseau Street on a report of a hit-and-run vehicle crash with injuries.

14585. “We went to go and the car came from Aramingo and he was going so fast. Michelle was to this side and it was coming so fast. I yelled to her, but it was too late,” said McDermott.

14586. A pedestrian was killed early Monday morning in a hit-and-run accident on the Rifle River Bridge, leading to a closure of Highway 13 for over an hour. The incident occurred around 4:50 a.m., according to local authorities.

14587. “Just leave a woman laying in the middle of the road at night. It’s just, you know it was horrific,” said Denison resident Thomas Taylor.

14588. MELROSE PARK, Ill. (WLS) — A bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run in Melrose Park has been identified. He is Jerome Ford from Chicago.

14589. Police in Boulder are searching for a hit-and-run suspect in Colorado who struck a teenager who was walking across the street last week. The 15-year-old boy was crossing Canyon in the eastbound lanes near 14th Street about 10 p.m. on April 26 when he was struck by a vehicle.

14590. A 4-year-old girl died and her mother was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in Wisconsin, police say.

14591. “People on this street don’t care,” Aitcheson said. “They speed all the time, which is a big problem. They are in a hurry to get to wherever they are going. They don’t care about pedestrians. I think more stop lights need to be put up on Charlotte, and they need to reduce the speed or at least ticket the people who speed.”

14592. A 12-year-old boy’s body was found in an alley after Indianapolis police say he was hit by a car. Now, his family and police are searching for the driver who left him there.

14593. “He has done so much for this community. It’s really a loss in the movement for working-class people, a loss in the movement for fighting for oppressed people in general,” said Jamarr Farmer. “I think what’s important is that he always showed up and that he was always supportive.”

14594. “In the wake of any tragedy, people understandably want answers,” Charleston Police Department’s Sgt. Chris Stinson said.

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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