Latest Hit-and-run News

Syracuse street musician Elijah Harris Jr. dies at 62

Apr. 9, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Elijah Harris Jr., a Syracuse street musician known to serenade fans outside the Carrier Dome on Marshall street for decades, died Tuesday. He was 62. Harris was struck in a double hit-and-run while riding his bike, the Syracuse Police Department said in a news release Wednesday....

Man charged in hit-and-run homicide at Kansas City park

Apr. 8, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed another man at a park and then intentionally ran over the victim. Corey Darden was also charged with first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action in the death of Felipe...

Driver charged in hit-and-run that killed 25-year-old man

Apr. 7, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

BETHANY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged in a 2018 hit-and-run accident that killed a 25-year-old pedestrian, state police said Tuesday. Michael Rodriguez, 26, of Prospect, turned himself in Monday and was charged with evading responsibility resulting in serious injury or death, troopers...

Kansas City Police investigating hit-and-run as homicide

Apr. 7, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators believe a pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run crash was intentionally run down, Kansas City police said. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Monday in the city’s Blue Valley Park, when officers responded to reports of a crash involving a man who was hit by a...

Police ID woman killed in hit-and-run crash in Des Moines

Apr. 6, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police on Monday identified a woman who investigators believe was intentionally run down by a driver and killed as she walked her dog in Des Moines neighborhood Sunday. Police said Lauren Rice, 38, and her dog, Holiday, were killed in the Sunday morning incident. Officers found Rice...

Pedestrian and dog killed in hit-and-run crash in Des Moines

Apr. 5, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A pedestrian and a dog were struck by a pickup truck and killed in Des Moines on Sunday morning. Des Moines Police say the crash happened around 8 a.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of Beaver Avenue. Officers found the 38-year-old woman and a dog she was walking deceased at the scene....

Authorities: Driver found, arrested after fatal hit-and-run

Apr. 3, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Deputies found and arrested a man suspected of leaving the scene near Columbus after his pickup truck fatally struck a woman walking on a street, authorities said. The 56-year-old man was driving west a little before 1 a.m. Thursday when the woman was struck about a mile east of...

Arrest made in pedestrian's hit-and-run death in Parsons

Apr. 2, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

PARSONS, Kan. (AP) — A woman is jailed on suspicion of driving drunk and fatally injuring a pedestrian in Parsons. Tiffany Jakee, 29, of Parsons, was jailed without bond Thursday afternoon in Labette County on possible charges of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence, driving under the...

Police: Child killed, father injured in hit-and-run

Apr. 2, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A 5-year-old girl was killed and her father was critically injured after their car was struck by a truck fleeing from police, authorities in Alabama said. Birmingham police Sgt. Rod Mauldin said East Precinct officers attempted to stop a speeding white truck traveling northbound on...

Man killed in apparent hit-run accident in Pennsylvania

Apr. 1, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

ALVERTON, Pa. (AP) — A pedestrian was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident in western Pennsylvania, authorities said. The Westmoreland County coroner's office said Robert Sheele, 64, was found in the yard of an East Huntingdon Township home shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities said he had...