Latest Hit-and-run News

Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Sep. 20, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison. The Death Row Records...

Hit-and-run driver sought in Missouri back-to-school crash

Sep. 12, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

OVERLAND, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are asking for help finding a driver who fled after hitting and critically injuring a suburban St. Louis mother after she dropped off her child for the first day of classes. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police say the motorist ran a red light before hitting the...

2 die in separate hit-and-run crashes in Kansas City area

Sep. 11, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are looking for the drivers involved in two deadly hit-and-run crashes in the Kansas City area. Police in Kansas City say the driver of black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck didn't stop after hitting a pedestrian early Sunday. Police didn't immediately release the name...

Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26

Sep. 7, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mac Miller, the platinum hip-hop star whose rhymes vacillated from party raps to lyrics about depression and drug use, and earned kudos from the likes of Jay-Z and Chance the Rapper, died Friday at age 26. Police and paramedics found Miller unresponsive at his home in Los Angeles and...

Murder charge dismissed in officer's hit-and-run death

Sep. 4, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has dismissed a second-degree murder charge against a motorist in the hit-and-run killing of a Detroit police officer, ordering the suspect instead to stand trial for reckless driving causing death. The Wayne County prosecutor's office said Tuesday that 19-year-old Jonathan Cole also...

Man killed in hit-and-run eastern Kansas crash

Aug. 27, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

MORAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri man has been killed in a hit-and-run crash in eastern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 26-year-old Billy Lee Montgomery, of Springfield, was found dead early Sunday in the eastbound lane of U.S. 54 in Allen County. No details were released about the...

Retired Phoenix Bishop Thomas O'Brien dies at 82

Aug. 26, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Retired Bishop Thomas J. O'Brien, who served the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix for more than 20 years before stepping down following a sexual-abuse scandal involving suspected pedophile priests, died Sunday. He was 82. A statement from the diocese said O'Brien died from "ongoing health...

Pedestrian struck several times in Kansas City hit-and-run

Aug. 21, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say a person who died in a hit-and-run on an interstate was struck several times before traffic could be stopped. The death occurred Monday night along southbound Interstate 435 in Kansas City. Police found the person's body lying in the right lane of the...

Police investigate deadly hit-and-run crash in Kansas City

Aug. 20, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a hit-and-run driver has struck and killed a woman in Kansas City. Police identified the victim as 33-year-old Andrea Mitchell. Investigators say she was struck Saturday night as she crossed a street and that the driver didn't stop. Police don't have a description of...

Kentucky mayor charged after hit-and-run injury accident

Aug. 13, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say they've identified a hit-and-run driver who injured a child on a bicycle: They say it's the town's mayor. Kentucky State Police say Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler has been ordered to appear in court on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Police say the...