Latest Hit-and-run News

Drunken driver sentenced to 25 years for fatal crash

Nov. 20, 2019 1:48 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A drunken driver has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally hitting a Louisiana man waiting at a bus stop. The Advocate reports 40-year-old Ever M. Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday to 15-years for vehicular homicide and 10 years for hit and run, to be served consecutively,...

American Fork police seek vehicle in fatal hit-and-run

Nov. 19, 2019 12:10 PM EST

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — American Fork police were looking for the driver of a pickup truck believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run wreck in which a pedestrian was killed. Police say the vehicle involved in the Monday evening wreck was believed to be a white 2006-2009 Dodge Ram with a cargo-type...

Arrest after fatal hit-and-run in Adirondacks

Nov. 18, 2019 12:21 PM EST

NORTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in Pennsylvania related to a fatal hit-and-run in the southern Adirondacks. New York state troopers say 44-year-old Derrick Carlisle, of Northville, New York was located at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Point Township, Pennsylvania. Police there have...

Trial for man accused of crashing into scouts won’t be moved

Nov. 16, 2019 1:11 PM EST

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A judge says the trial for a 22-year-old Wisconsin man accused of inhaling chemical vapors before crashing into a group of Girl Scouts will not be moved out of Chippewa County. Colten Treu has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges for the deaths of three girls and one...

Florida boy, 7, in bicycle killed in hit-and-run crash

Nov. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EST

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 7-year-old boy was struck and killed riding his bicycle by a hit-and-run teenage driver who was later arrested. The Ocala Star Banner reports Bryce Benson was riding his bicycle in the Florida Highlands, near Ocala when a 17-year-old driver struck him....

Charges filed in 2017 deaths of 2 teens crossing street

Nov. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged with manslaughter and other crimes, more than two years after two teens were struck and killed by a car in Flint in a case that “kind of fell between the cracks,” a prosecutor said. Jerry Turnbow, 27, of Grand Rapids appeared in court Wednesday and...

Michigan man sentenced in fatal W Virginia hit and run crash

Nov. 14, 2019 3:53 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man accused of killing a West Virginia woman in a hit and run has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal crash. The Herald-Dispatch reports 30-year-old Jermaine Demeurs Baird, of Detroit, Michigan, entered his plea in Cabell County this week. Circuit Judge Christopher D....

Man to spend month in jail for fatal hit-and-run

Nov. 13, 2019 11:15 AM EST

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont driver charged with leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run has to spend at least a month in jail. The Caledonian-Record reports Gary Hale was sentenced Tuesday to two to six years in prison, all suspended except for 30 days, three months of home confinement and...

Woman killed in hit-and-run in eastern Missouri, police say

Nov. 12, 2019 7:48 AM EST

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say it appears that a woman who was having car trouble was killed by a hit-and-run driver in eastern Missouri when she stepped out of her vehicle to get help. KSDK-TV reports that the 33-year-old woman was hit around 7:30 p.m. Monday in Wentzville. She was taken to a...

Man guilty in hit-and-run crash that killed woman, baby

Nov. 11, 2019 5:50 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted in a hit-and-run crash that left a woman and baby dead. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 27-year-old Markquise Wallace was found guilty Friday of two counts of vehicular homicide and other charges. He faces up to 65 years in prison at a Nov. 25...