Latest Hit-and-run News

Police: 2 pedestrians struck, killed in hit-and-run crash

Oct. 20, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two people have been struck by a car and killed during a hit-and-run crash on a western Michigan street. Grand Rapids police say a preliminary investigation shows the man and woman, both age 56, were walking within a crosswalk after 11 p.m. Saturday when they were struck by a car...

Police: Hit-and-run leaves woman dead in Lincoln; 1 arrested

Oct. 19, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police say a woman has died after being hit by a car in south Lincoln, which then fled the scene. Lincoln police say 41-year-old Tina Mortensen was crossing 10th Street Friday night when she was hit by a northbound car that did not stop. Mortensen died at the scene. Investigators say...

Man accused of leaving accident, pedestrian struck

Oct. 18, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

DUMMERSTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont authorities have arrested a man accused of leaving the scene of an accident where a pedestrian was struck by a car. Vermont state police say 53-year-old Jeffrey Dorsey, of Putney, was walking in the breakdown lane of Route 5 in Dummerston on Oct. 12 when he was hit. Dorsey...

Police: 57-year-old man struck, killed by hit-and-run driver

Oct. 15, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a 57-year-old pedestrian outside his Massachusetts home. Timothy Lafferty was reportedly struck while waiting for a vehicle to be delivered by a tow truck in Methuen around 8:40 p.m. Monday. Police say the vehicle...

Village manager on paid leave after hit-and-run incident

Oct. 14, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — The village manager of a Chicago suburb is on paid leave as authorities investigate his involvement in a hit-and-run crash that critically injured a pedestrian. The Oak Lawn Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to place Larry Deetjen on leave and appoint police Chief Randy...

Police searching for man involved with hit-and-run

Oct. 14, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont authorities are searching for a man who hit a pedestrian with his car, stopped and promised to get help, but never returned. Vermont state police say 53-year-old Jeffrey Dorsey, of Putney, was walking in the breakdown lane of Route 5 in Dummerston Saturday morning when he...

4 children hurt by hit-and-run driver

Oct. 14, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

STONEHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are looking for a driver who struck and injured four children and then drove away from the scene. Stoneham police say the children — all 12 and 13 years old — were struck at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday as they stood with their bicycles outside a home....

Minnesota man sentenced to 47 years in hit-and-run of couple

Oct. 12, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man convicted of second-degree murder for plowing his minivan into a married couple has been sentenced to 47 years in prison The Star Tribune reports 38-year-old Jonna Kojo Armartey was sentenced Friday in connection with the crash that killed 58-year-old Diane Peterson...

State police charge man in deadly hit-and-run

Oct. 11, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged in connection to a hit-and-run that killed a 25-year-old woman in Connecticut. The Day report s that 32-year-old Matthew Spirito, of Northborough, was charged with evading responsibility, misconduct with a motor vehicle and failure to...

Police: Suburban Chicago village manager left scene of crash

Oct. 11, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — Police say a suburban Chicago village official allegedly left the scene of an accident that left a pedestrian critically injured. WBBM-TV reports Oak Lawn Village Manager Larry Deetjen has been arrested and charges are pending after he was identified as the hit-and-run driver who...