Latest Hit-and-run News

White supremacist gets life for running down black man

Apr. 16, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A white supremacist who ran down and killed a young black man in Oregon two years ago was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 28 years. Russell Courtier's sentencing came after jurors in March found Courtier, 40, guilty of murder, hit-and-run...

Judge doesn't toss charges in crash that killed Girl Scouts

Apr. 12, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A judge has declined to dismiss charges alleging that a man accused of killing three Wisconsin Girl Scouts and a mother in a hit-and-run was high on fumes from an aerosol can at the time. Colten Treu appeared in Chippewa County court on Friday for a preliminary hearing. The...

Woman critically hurt in hit-and-run crash in Missouri

Apr. 11, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in St. Louis County. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the woman was on foot when she was stuck Wednesday night in the northern part of the county. She was rushed to a hospital, and the vehicle that hit her...

Police search for white truck after deadly hit-and-run crash

Apr. 10, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

GLADSTONE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been killed in a hit-and-run crash in suburban Kansas City. Gladstone, Missouri, police say a pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday night. The victim's name wasn't immediately released. Police blocked off traffic for more than two hours to investigate....

Man accused of driving car that hit 9-year-old girl arrested

Apr. 3, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say was driving the car that hit and seriously injured a 9-year-old girl playing in her front yard in suburban Atlanta. But the man's lawyer said his client was trying to fight off a carjacker at the time of the wreck. News outlets report that Gabriel...

Judge: Driver wasn't criminally responsible for death

Apr. 2, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman who drove onto a baseball field and killed a man with her car was not criminally responsible for her actions because of mental illness, a judge ruled Tuesday. The judge's conclusion after testimony from two psychologists means Carol Sharrow, 52, of Sanford, will be...

5 arrested in brutal assault on pregnant Los Angeles teacher

Mar. 27, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anti-gang officers and detectives arrested three men and two women suspected of taking part in a brutal carjacking and assault on a pregnant school teacher last week, the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday. The victim suffered 11 stab wounds, a punctured lung and lost two...

Jury convicts Oregon man in hate-crime killing of black teen

Mar. 19, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday convicted an Oregon man wearing a hat with white supremacist symbols of murder, a hate crime and hit-and-run in the death of a black teenager, who was run down in suburban Portland after an altercation in a convenience store parking lot. Prosecutors argued Russell...

Oklahoma baseball player hurt in Arkansas hit-and-run

Mar. 18, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a college baseball player from Oklahoma was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run crash in Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say 20-year-old Joseph Cerda Jr. of San Antonio was hit by a dark-colored car...

Man gets prison in hit-and-run death of Detroit officer

Mar. 15, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for the hit-and-run killing of a Detroit police officer. Nineteen-year-old Jonathan Cole of Belleville was sentenced Friday. The Wayne County prosecutor's office said he pleaded no contest last month to charges of reckless driving causing...