Latest Hit-and-run News

Homeless man dies after being hit by 3 hit-and-run drivers

Jun. 27, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A homeless man crossing a Fullerton street against a red light died Monday when he was struck by three drivers and none of them stopped, authorities said. Kenneth Edward Wassennar II, who was described as homeless, was pushing a cartful of belongings when...

Arrest warrant for boyfriend in death of Maine activist

Jun. 27, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — There is an arrest warrant for a man suspected of killing his girlfriend with his SUV in Acadia National Park, police said Monday. Nicole Mokeme died in the hit-and-run at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor earlier this month. The activist served as...

LIV Golf heads to Oregon, where local officials aren't happy

Jun. 26, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf is getting a chilly reception in Oregon, its first stop in the United States. This coming week, the series, which is paying enormous signing fees for players like Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, descends on Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in tiny North Plains,...

Guilty plea in crash that killed parents, injured 3 children

Jun. 24, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A drunken driver who killed a mother and father and seriously injured their three young children as they looked at Christmas lights in Southern California pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder. Grace Elizabeth Coleman, 23, of Newport Beach also...

Driver pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed couple

Jun. 24, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a drunken-driving crash that killed a couple and injured their three young children in Southern California. The Orange County Register reports that 23-year-old Grace Coleman pleaded guilty Friday to...

Man gets life for hit-and-run that killed man and toddler

Jun. 24, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the hit-and-run deaths of a man and the man's young daughter, who was in a stroller. Shawn Allen, 37, of Canton, remained defiant and maintained his innocence during sentencing in Akron, the Akron Beacon...

Boyfriend sought in death of retreat organizer at Acadia

Jun. 23, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are searching for a man in connection with the hit-and-run death in Acadia National Park of the founder of a youth retreat. The crash on the campus of the Schoodic Institute within the park killed Nicole Mokeme, 35, some time between...

Olathe man sentenced to prison for hit-and-run that killed 2

Jun. 22, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An Olathe man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for a 2018 hit-and-run crash that killed two people. Bradley Woodworth, 48, was sentenced Tuesday to 19½ year in prison after pleading guilty in February to two counts of second-degree murder for...

Man jailed after hit-and-run crash kills Mississippi cyclist

Jun. 20, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities have charged a driver in a hit-and-run collision that killed a bicyclist. A 58-year-old man was charged Saturday with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in Tupelo, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. ...

Hit-and-run death of woman at Acadia Park investigated

Jun. 20, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating the hit-and-run death of a Maine woman at Acadia National Park. Nicole Mokeme, 35, of South Portland, was struck on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center between late Saturday and early Sunday, state police said...