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Some of the most recent victims from internet news sources

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These hit and run accident victims were gathered from various news agencies and carry only a percentage of the actual cases of fatal hit and run, leaving the scene of a fatality crash, or fatal hit-skip crashes that happen daily in the United States. Reports may or may not include details on victims names and media may not follow-up initial reports. Hit and run is a crime that shows no prejudice to age, sex, or race. 

(To family members or friends of a victim who find a reference here to a lost loved one. These reports are placed here in a brief format to show the general public about how common hit and run fatalities are. We apologize that the brevity does not give your loved one the respect they deserve. Please feel free to e-mail us any tribute, information, or correction you would like to see on this site and we will post it for the public.


* - Driver Arrested ^ - Alcohol Mentioned + - Warrant Issued/Suspect
B Bicycle
M Motorcyclist
A Auto Driver
V Passenger
D Disabled Vehicle

18 years old and younger


January 2005

Date

Name/Location

Source

1-31

A

Timothy Pharris, 42, in Akron, Ohio * Beacon Journal

14 year old DeKelvin Norfleet killed when the stolen SUV he was riding in crashed after fleeing a minor hit and run crash in Atlanta, Georgia

WXIA

1-31

P

Patrick McMahon, 47, in Clearwater, Florida * WTSP

1-31

P

68-year-old Leon Shee Sin in Centre County, Pennsylvania (tip? - call 877-999-CRIME) * WJAC

1-30

P

12-year-old Martin Compean in Huntsville, Alabama (Tips? - call (256) 722-7100) (according to witnesses, driver got out of his car, dragged Martin's body out of the way, and drove off)  * Huntsville Times

1-30

P

Juan Jimenez, 41, in wheel chair in Bronx, New York Newsday

1-30

B

Steven Novell, 48, in Altamonte Springs, Florida WESH

1-29

P

7-year-old Chantell Buckner in Lansing, Michigan (sister also struck and in critical condition)(was walking with older sisters to McDonalds - had a coupon for free Happy Meal) F * ^ WLNS

1-29

P

William Ruffin "Mike", in Baltimore County, Maryland * WBAL

1-29

P

Kyle Doxtator, 27, in Phelps, New York * Rnews Time Warner Cable

1-28

P

65 year old Nancy Lee in Phoenix, Arizona (in wheelchair - driver stopped a mile down the road - with the wheelchair trapped underneath it) * ^ The Arizona Republic

1-27

D

32 year old Robert Janaitis in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (tow truck driver assisting motorist) * KYW1060

1-27

P

Justin Zankel, 12, in Baden, Pennsylvania (this story is being titled as hit and run but story does not reflect this - may be removed later) WPXI

1-27

D

22 year old Isaac Rodriguez in Denver, Colorado * ^ KMGH

1-27

D

Lori Schultz, 26 year old, near Hershey, Pennsylvania F CBS 21

1-27

P

Disabled man in wheelchair in Fresno, California KFSN

1-26

P

41 year old Amy Francis in Dallas, Texas (was struck while trying to get her 13 year old son out of the way of hit and run driver - mother of 4) F Dallas Morning News

1-26

P

Matthew T Barnes, 24, in Madison Township, Ohio (body discovered by two 5 year old children walking to schol) * The Plain Dealer

1-25

P

Chandler Douget, 17, in Leesville, Louisiana * ^ Leesville Daily Leader

1-25

P

89-year-old Lester Clemons  near Othello, Washington (after being struck by 2 hit and run vehicles, a third vehicle stopped)(tip? - call 509-488-2061) * KXLY

1-24

D

Unnamed 74 year old male in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Driver rear ended vehicle, which took off. At fault driver later died)  KOTV (2-4-05)

1-24

B

42 year old James S. Clark III in Canton, Michigan Ann Arbor News

1-24

P

60-year-old Roberto Perez in Fairfax County, Virginia * WJLA

1-23

D

21 year old Rikki Leigh Lewis in Tampa, Florida F * Sun-Sentinel

1-23

V

18 year old Daondra Horton in Charlotte, North Carolina F The Charlotte Observer

1-23

P

Jason P. Little, 23, in Holiday, Florida * St Petersburg Times

1-23

D

Unnamed female driver near Navarro Mills, Texas (after being ejected from a single vehicle crash, victim was struck by hit and run driver) F Corsicana Daily News

1-23

P

10 year old Markita Weaver in Brooklyn, New York (apparently hit by city snow plow unaware they had struck someone) F NY1

1-23

P

52 year old Rafael Humberto Diaz on Old Coast Highway near Montecito, California * KSBY

1-22


29-year-old Gisela Azellan and her 4-year-old son, Wesley killed by driver fleeing from police in Miami, Florida on unknown date. Driver fled on foot but was later arrested.

WPLG

1-22

D

21-year-old Justin Smothermon in Phoenix, Arizona * KVOA

1-22

D

Colin Rodriguez Griswold, 25, in Tuscon, Arizona * Arizona Daily Wildcat

1-22

P

Ismael Becerra, 52, in Harris County, Texas Houston Chronicle

1-22

V,V

Gisela Avellan and her 4-year-old son Wesley Rodriguez in Miami-Dade County, Florida F * WPLG

1-22

V

Rodney D. Bone, 37, in Pinellas County, Florida * ^ The Ledger

1-21

P

76 year old Pedro Renee Quintanilla in Los Angeles, California KNBC

1-21

P

Vincent Gonzalez, 40, in El Cajon, California (First vehicle to strike subject stopped, a second did not - call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-TIPS) KGTV

1-21

A

Unnamed male in his 20's in Pontiac, Michigan WDIV

1-20

D

Jacob Smucker, 20, in Chester County, Pennsylvania (in a horse-drawn buggy) * WGAL

1-20

V

2 year old Cariah Cash in Memphis, Tennessee F * WPTY

1-20

P

25 year old Aaron Lee Montoya in Nashville, Georgia * WALB

1-19

P

Edward Jones, 44, near Montgomery, Texas (info? - call Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at (800) 392-STOP or DPS at (936) 442-2831) The Courier

1-19

P

64-year-old Abdul Mroue in Dearborn, Michigan (hit by 2 hit and run vehicles)(Family now offering $10M reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of hit and run driver) WDIV

1-19

P

14 year old Karen Gavino in Phoenix, Arizona (possibly hit by car drag racing. Karen pushed her 9-year-old brother out of the way before she was hit.) F The Arizona Republic

Excellent article by Bill Jensen of Long Island Press

1-18

V

Joel Barrow, 19, in Mount Healthy, Ohio (passenger in single vehicle accident - driver fled) + WLWT

1-17

P

Jamison Alexander, 18, near Joplin, Missouri (Jamison was struck by a passing car's mirror and knocked down. As that driver was running back to help, he was struck by a second hit and run driver. Passed away 1/23) * The Joplin Globe

1-17

A

18-year-old Robert Wickman in Buena Vista Township, New Jersey (Robert was thrown from car in head-on collision, then ran over by hit and run semi ) * Bridgeton News

1-16

?

(report - "Atlanta police are looking for the driver who caused a fatal crash last night (1-16) on the downtown connector "- unable to obtain further info) WGST

1-16

P

49 year old Wanda Sue Solon in Meadowbrook, California F The Press Enterprise

1-16

P

Unnamed male in Houston, Texas KHOU

1-15

B

Anoldo Castro Vail, 26, in Cedartown, Georgia The Cedartown Standard

1-15

V

Kristina Kalganova, 21, in Stamford, Connecticut (Russian exchange student) F * ^ The Advocate

1-15

P

Jesus C. Gonzalez, 22, near Frostproof, Florida The Ledger

1-15

V

2-year-old Devonte Brooks in Shreveport, Louisiana (single car accident, mother and another child hurt, male driver fled) * KSLA


Driver out on bond awaiting charges to be filed in hit and run death of Kevin D McCoy on 10/23/04, is arrested for DUI 1/13/05. At the time of his arrest Kuenzi was also out on bond on charges of battery, disorderly conduct and two counts of bail jumping. After a night in jail, Circuit Judge John Hoffmann released subject - again - on $2000 signature bond.

The Post Crescent

1-15

P, P

Samuel Brown, 46, and Joseph Scheidel, 41, in Atlanta, Georgia * WBBTV

1-14

P

Rosemary Phillips, 56, in Sacramento, California F * The Sacramento Bee

1-14

P

57 year old Robert Emmel in Pompano Beach, Florida Sun Sentinel

1-14

P

Melanie Jane Davis, 55, in Baltimore, Maryland F Baltimore Sun

1-14

P

3 year old Alejandro Kerry Allen "Alex" in Escondido, California Union Tribune

1-13

P

Frances Gray Brock, 50, in Citra, Florida F * ^ WCJB

1-13

P

55-year-old unnamed male in Adelphi, Maryland
(call anonoymous tips 301-735-1111 or toll free at 800-673-2777)
+ Prince George County Gazette

1-13

P

Perry Bupp, 42, in Newberry Township, Pennsylvania (road crew worker for the township) * WGAL

Jury awards $4.2 million dollar damages to the boyfriend of a Sept 2002 hit and run victim in Cook County, Illinois. No criminal charges were filed when a witness was unable to positively identify the hit and run driver of the waste hauling truck. The suit was against Premier Waste & Recycling and the suspected driver.

1-12

V, V

Two male victims from fiery crash that killed a total of 5 were run over by at least one, maybe more, hit and run drivers on I-75 in Fort Myers, Florida. (All victims were from Guatemala and roofers working in Florida) Naples Daily News

1-12

P

22-year-old Daran Tate in Little Rock, Arkansas KATV

1-12

A

Eric Flint, 25, near West Palm Beach, Florida (possible burglary suspects being chased by second vehicle, suspect driver stepped out of car when he was struck by vehicle - both vehicles then fled scene. Police are trying to figure out if there was a burglary, and who was the hit and run driver) + Orlando Sentinel


41 year old David Gordon is killed after following a hit and run driver that had struck his vehicle. Hit and run driver turned out to be on his way to a DOT office, where he shot 4 people, including his ex-wife, and killed Gordon, who was on the phone to police. Thanks to his call, police were on the scene in minutes and arrested the gunman. - Jackson, Tennessee (addendum - total of 3 killed).

WLMT

1-11

P

56 year old Gurdeep Kaur in Moraga, California (Gurdeep was a chef at a popular Moraga restaurant and the arrested driver an investment baking executive) F * ABC7

1-11

P

Unnamed homeless woman in Dallas, Texas F KXAS

1-11

P

Paulino Perez Flores, 48, in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York (immigrated from Honduras seven months ago) Infinity Broadcasting

New book by top aide accuses former Soviet President Boris Yeltsin, of a hit and run fatality of a motorcyclist in early 1990's and ordering a cover-up.

1-10

P

Willis Natoni, 19, near Kayenta, New Mexico ^ Independent

1-10

D

55-year-old Maria Alba in Georgetown, Texas F +

1-10

V

Unnamed male passenger in Indianapolis, Indiana * WISH

1-9

P

Samuel Caleb Parris, 22, in Waynesville, North Carolina (while walking his dog, which was also killed) * Asheville Citizen Times

1-9

B

Cristina Silvera, in West Palm Beach, Florida (mother of 3, on motor scooter, from Uruguay) F WPEC

1-9

P

Unnamed person at I-95 and State Road 112 in Miami, Florida WPLG

1-8

A

Alden Cambra, 22, in Nanakuli, Hawaii * KHNL

1-8

B

12 year old LaRicky Andrews in Griffin, Georgia(struck by a hit and run tow truck driver) * WSBTV

1-8

P

81 year old Reynaldo Gironelle (Reinaldo) in Miami Dade County, Florida (killed on his 81st birthday) NBC6

1-8

B

39-year-old Jose Angel Romero in Lansing, Michigan (Tip? - Call (517) 483-STOP) WLNS

1-8

P

54-year-old Charlotte Marie Tooles in Ann Arbor, Michigan (struck while walking to mailbox) F * The Ann Arbor News

1-8

P

22-year-old Cory Allen Pierce near Glenwood, Minnesota.

*

^ WCCO

1-7

P

Unidentified male in Dallas, Texas * ^ Dallas Morning News (6-7)

1-7

P

Freddy Santos, 48, near Clifton, New Jersey * North Jersey Media Group

1-7

P

Charles Richard Seaks Jr, 39, near Spring Grove, Pennsylvania Evening Sun

1-7

P

41 year-old Malcolm Pennington in Little Rock, Arkansas KATV

1-5

P

James Timothy Rice near Asheville, North Carolina Citizen Times

1-5

P

Montgomery McCreary, 56, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (died of injuries 1-18) Times Leader

1-5

V

Lindsey Renee Cianciolo, 20, in Troy, Michigan (passenger in vehicle involved in drag race - driver did not flee but numerous others did) F * ^ Daily Tribune

1-4

P

David McKee, 50, in Autuaga County, Alabama (inmate working on a road crew - arrested driver a retired minister) * Tuscaloosa News

1-3

P

Yevgenia Kozwochinskiy, 78, in Brooklyn, New York F New York Daily News (6-11)

1-3

A

26 year old Technical Sergeant Kelea Barcelona in Glendale, Arizona * ^ West Calley View

1-3

P

Cynthia Ann Lofton, 43, in Minneapolis, Minnesota F WCCO

1-2

D

Kenneth G. Woods, 54, in Lexington, Kentucky * Lexington Herald

David Price, 39, died on Dec 31, 2004 after spending the last 14 years in a vegatative state. He was struck by a hit and run driver in October 1990 in Halletts Shute, England.

Isle of Wight County Press

1-1

P

William Silva, 20, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (time not given but paper states early morning)(paper 2/2/05) * ^ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

1-1

M

John F. Rosenbaum, 35, near Avondale, Pennsylvania * ^ Daily Local News

1-1

P

(9:05 pm) 59 year old Alberta Wade in West Memphis, Arkansas F Evening Times

1-1

M

(dusk) Louis Lang, unreported age, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana * ^ WAFB

1-1

P

(morning) Dedra Henry, 21, in Springfield, Ohio F Springfield News-Sun

1-1

V

(5:46 am) Charles Belmonte, 55, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania * ^ The Mercury

1-1

V

(4:30 am) Yovani Flores, 24, in Atlanta, Georgia F * ^ Atlanta Journal Constitution

1-1

P

(3:30 am) Evan Perez, 18, in Rocklin, California * ^ Sacramento Bee

1-1

A

(3:00 am) Guadalupe Salinas, 35, in San Antonio, Texas San Antonio Express News

1-1

P

(2.40 am) Joseph Michael McCool, 44, in Kent, Washington Seattle News- Tribune

1-1

V

(2:10 am) Bobby Jim, 31, in Mesa, Arizona * ^ The Arizona Republic


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