Latest Hit-and-run News

Letter among clues in Michigan fatal hit-and-run cold case

Aug. 24, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Police in a central Michigan county are seeking the public's help in solving a 1991 fatal hit-and-run crash. One of the few clues: An anonymous letter of apology sent years later by someone who claimed to be the driver. The Midland Daily News reports the Midland County sheriff's...

Police: Drunken driver involved in multiple hit-and-runs

Aug. 23, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Delaware woman has been charged with nearly 50 criminal violations after police say she drove drunk and was involved in multiple hit-and-run crashes in Maryland. Ocean City police say 23-year-old Paige Tomczak was driving recklessly with drugs in the car when she hit multiple...

Boy, 3, lies on Florida road, is injured in hit-and-run

Aug. 23, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy was lying on a road in rural Florida when he was struck and critically injured by a driver who fled the scene. The Ocala Star Banner reports that Florida Highway Patrol troopers say they're looking for the hit-and-run driver involved in the incident. The...

Man killed in hit-and-run crash in St. Louis

Aug. 23, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in St. Louis. Police say it happened around 2:30 a.m. Friday in a neighborhood in the northern part of the city. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details were immediately released, including...

10 years in prison for manslaughter in boyfriend's death

Aug. 22, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman accused of driving away after her boyfriend fell off the hood of her vehicle and later died has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Forty-four-year-old Jayme Knudson earlier pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Erik Lunstra. The 46-year-old Lunstra...

Safety agency clears police department in officer's death

Aug. 21, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A police department in Tennessee has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the hit-and-run death of one of its officers. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration closed its investigation Tuesday in the death of 38-year-old...

2 arrested in Montana deaths enter pleas to state charges

Aug. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Two juveniles arrested in a shooting death and a fatal hit-and-run in northwest Montana have entered pleas to lesser state charges. The Great Falls Tribune reports the two 17 year olds entered pleas to felony evidence tampering charges recently. One also entered an Alford plea to...

Arrest in April hit-and-run that killed bicyclist

Aug. 21, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a man has been arrested in the death of a bicyclist who was hit by a car in April, while riding at night in dark clothes and without lights. A news release Wednesday said 38-year-old Taurus Bray of Monroe was arrested Tuesday on charges of hit-and-run driving...

Man gets 20 months for North Platte pedestrian's death

Aug. 20, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A man has been given 20 months for the death of a pedestrian in North Platte. Lincoln County District Court records say 34-year-old Ryan Baade was sentenced Monday and credited for 206 days already served. He'd pleaded guilty to failure to stop and render aid and to...

Woman suspected in fatal hit-and-run crash turns herself in

Aug. 19, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver woman suspected of hitting and killing a 77-year-old bicyclist with her SUV before fleeing the scene has surrendered to authorities. The Denver Post reports the 43-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, turned herself in hours after Sunday evening's crash in...