Latest Hit-and-run News

Jon Jones, left, delivers a kick to Dominick Reyes, right, during a light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 247 Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

UFC light heavyweight champ Jones pleads guilty to 2nd DWI

Mar. 31, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones" Jones has pleaded guilty to his second drunken driving offense in New Mexico. Court records show the 32-year-old mixed-martial arts fighter entered his plea Tuesday and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation. Jones also...

54 years for hit-and-run driver that killed 3 girls, mother

Mar. 11, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced to 54 years in prison Wednesday for the hit-and-run deaths of three Girl Scouts and a mother as they picked up trash along a rural road in 2018. Colten Treu, 23, earlier pleaded no contest to four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, a makeshift memorial for Rachel Freeman at the location on Main Street, where Moore High School cross country runners were run over by a pickup truck driven by Max Leroy Townsend, 57, Monday, killing Freeman and Yuridia Martinez. A third member of a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team who was struck by a speeding pickup truck earlier this month has died.
Kolby Crum, 18, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman April Sandefer. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

Survivor recalls Oklahoma hit-and-run that killed 3 friends

Mar. 6, 2020 2:03 PM EST

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma high school student who was among three people to survive a hit-and-run that killed three of his friends says his fellow cross-country runners helped save his life. Joseph White and others with the Moore High School cross-county team were jogging on the sidewalk near campus...

GBI: Man who fired at police, drove into lake killed himself

Mar. 2, 2020 3:23 PM EST

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of stealing a car and shooting at police before he drove into a Georgia lake killed himself, authorities said. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the death of John James Monahan Jr., 26, was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, news outlets reported. The GBI...

Police: Suspect dies after hit-and-run, shooting, car in lake

Feb. 21, 2020 8:56 PM EST

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — A rifle-toting suspect involved in a hit-and-run crash and a subsequent carjacking Friday afternoon allegedly fired at police justbefore he drove a vehicle into a Georgialake and it sank, authorities said. Police said officers returned fire and the man's body was later recovered from...

Lawsuit: 52 people faked Uber accidents for insurance money

Feb. 20, 2020 9:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina residents deliberately caused hit-and-run accidents while in Uber rides as part of an insurance scam, a car insurance company says in a lawsuit. The lawsuit from James River Insurance says 52 people were involved in an insurance scheme that cost the company more...

Official: Armed corrections officer fatally shot by police

Feb. 18, 2020 3:22 AM EST

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A corrections officer accused of targeting a woman he had been dating in a store parking lot was shot and killed by a police officer in Tennessee. Travis Mullins, 29, was pronounced dead Monday evening outside a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Greeneville, news outlets...

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Polk County, Iowa, Jail is Nicole Marie Poole, who has been accused of hate crimes in the Des Moines area, including intentionally running over a girl she thought was Mexican, has been ruled incompetent for trial. Poole is also known as Nicole Franklin. (Polk County Jail via AP, File)

Woman accused of racist attacks ruled incompetent for trial

Feb. 12, 2020 11:42 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman accused of hate crimes in the Des Moines area, including intentionally running over a girl she thought was Mexican, has been ruled incompetent for trial. Nicole Poole, 42, is charged with assault in violation of individual rights for an incident at a convenience store and...

Man hunts down alleged hit-and-run driver after wife killed

Feb. 9, 2020 1:45 PM EST

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who made it his mission to track down the hit-and-run driver who killed his wife and mother of their eight children led police to an 85-year-old suspect, who was arrested, authorities said. Brenda Richardson died after a white Lexus struck her motorcycle...

This Feb. 3, 2020 photo from the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office shows Max Leroy Townsen. Two Oklahoma high school students remain in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck that killed one girl and injured three other students. Police arrested 57-year-old Townsend and say he was driving the truck that struck members of a high school cross country team in suburban Oklahoma City. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Man who ran down 2 students faces manslaughter charges

Feb. 7, 2020 3:48 PM EST

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A man was charged with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of two suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes whom he hit with his truck as they ran on a sidewalk just a day after his own son was killed in a traffic accident. Max Leroy Townsend, 57, is accused of running...