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Fatal Hit and Run Accidents

Some of the most recent victims gathered from internet news sources


April 2005

Date

Name/Location

Source


Seen this convicted hit and run driver? He is now on the FBI's Most Wanted List.
Lawrence Seth Wayne, dob 11/73, was recently featured on America's Most Wanted.
If you see him, call your local police immediately.


4-30

P

14 year old Kee-Kee Strickland in Columbus County, North Carolina (killed on her 14th birthday) F WECT

4-30

B

Unamed 50 year old man in Kailua, Hawaii * ^ The Honolulu Advertiser

4-30

P

52 year old Matthew Staton in Baltimore County, Maryland Baltimore Sun

4-29

A

40 year old Connie Lyle in Garvin County, Oklahoma F * ^ KXII

4-29

P

54 year old Carlos Torres in Rochester, New York WROC

4-29

P

Troy Chistopher Kocarek, 33, near Capay, California * Daily Democrat

4-29

P

18 year old Alicia Ruth Larson in Aurora, Colorado (struck by 2 hit and run vehicles - first returned to scene and surrendered) F + Denver Post

4-29

V,V

Valerie Flick, 5; and Arial Flick, 7 near Marion, Ohio (4 others injured in chain reaction crash caused by non contact hit and run driver) F
F
The Marion Star

4-28

A

83 year old Robert Andrews in Mesa, Arizona * The Arizona Republic

4-28

B

Unnamed man in Houston, Texas + Houston Chronicle

4-27

V

42 year old Cristina Ceja in Salinas, California F Monterey Herald

4-26


Suspect fleeing minor hit and run dies when he slams into tree in Akron, Ohio

WKYC

4-26


Suspect wanted in a hit and run investigation leads police on chase thru 2 counties in Oklahoma and Arkansas in a 22 foot RV, before crashing into tree and escaping on foot.

Associated Press

4-26

A

Vincent Tucker, 33, near Tampa, Florida WFTV

4-26

P

23-year-old Laura Billardo in Camden, New Jersey F * WPVI

4-26

P

7-year-old Charles Santiago (Charlie) in Brooklyn, New York * CBS2

4-25


A Minnesota Powerball lottery winner sentenced to 7 years in prison for the hit and run death of a passenger and the permanent crippling of another. While Victoria Zell left scene according to published witness accounts, news articles do not show charges of leaving the scene were filed.

Numerous Minnesota sources

4-25

A

Richard Cooper, 58, in Denver, Colorado * Rocky Mountain News

4-25

P

36-year-old Manuel Tesillo in Orlando, Florida + WKMG

4-25

P

13-year-old Rodney Tillman Jr. in Wichita Falls, Texas * KFDX

4-23


Bar fight leads to 2 vehicles racing thru  San Francisco, California, death of one when he looses control, hit and run and manslaughter charges against other for fleeing. After crash, a Good Samaritan that stopped to help, had their car damaged by a different and at large hit and run driver.

CBS5

4-23

P

George Barbagiannis, 79, in Manhattan, New York * New York Daily News (6-12)

4-23

P

23-year-old Nicholas Christopher Gray in Louisville, Kentucky * The Courier Journal

4-23

P

79 year old Henry Grossbard in Hoboken, New Jersey (well known master diamond cutter) The Jersey Journal

4-23

V

21 year old Aaron Dupree Jones in Lodi, California * ^ Lodi News-Sentinel

4-23

B

Charles Delavan, 35, near Queeen City, Texas (sergeant who was getting in shape for charity bike ride to help fallen correctional guards) Texarkana Gazette

4-23


Woman traveling at high speed after minor hit and run accident, looses control and hits pole in Riverside, California. Her 11 year old daughter dies, and 14 year old son and woman are in serious condition.

The Press-Enterprise

4-23

P

39-year-old Thomas Kowaleski in Campbell, California * ^ CBS5

4-22

P

2 year old Alex Isiah Laredo (Alex Larado-Hernadez) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina * Winston Salem Journal

4-22

M

16 year old Daryl Boddie in Worcester County, Massachuesetts * Sentinel & Enterprise (6-29)

4-22

V

21-year-old Jasmine Lawrence in Charlotte, North Carolina F * ^ WSOC

4-22

B

8 year old Neftalee Benitez in Dallas, Texas (unlicensed teenage driver arrested on accusations he had been smoking marujuana) * Dallas News

4-22

P

Regina Vincent Mosely, 73, in  Nashville, Tennessee F WSMV

4-22

P

49 year old Narciso Ocasio in Chicago, Illinois WBBM

4-22

D

Hassan Pouradam, 59, in Rock Hill, South Carolina * ^ Charlotte Observer

4-22

P

Elroy Brady, 43, near Red Mesa, New Mexico * ^ Gallup Indenpendent

4-22

P

17 year old Christopher Anthony Lupton in St. Lucie, Florida * Sun Sentinel

Hit and run suspect fleeing police in Salt Lake City, Utah, falls from 3rd story apartment balcony to ground below - now hospitalized in serious condition

KSL

4-21

B

16 year old Fuquan Ontreese McKoy (Fuquan Mckoi) near Clarkton, North Carolina Bladen Journal

4-21

P

Unnamed man in Las Vegas, Nevada * ^ Las Vegas Sun

4-21

B

25 year old David Goree succumbs to injuries received by hit and run driver on 4/9 in San Jose, California * Mercury News

4-21

D

13 year old girl Jasmine Brown near Barnwell, South Carolina F WLTX


Can a police officer arrested for DUI and later terminated,  sue her employeer for wrongful termination and claim she qualifies under the Americans with Disability Act, as an acoholic? An officer in McMinnville, Oregon is trying, according to an article in the News Register. Two months before her DUI, she was charged with leaving the scene of a non-injury hit and run.


4-21

P

32 year old Robert Jefferson Nelson in La Jolla, California * KFMB

4-21

P

Robert Bagley, 45, in Sanford, Florida * WESH

4-19

B


32-year-old Birmingham Police Officer Jason Eckes Homewood, Alabama.
* Associated Press

4-19

B

Unnamed 69 year old man in Vernon, Texas KAUZ

4-19

A

61 year old Martha Mothersead in Woodbridge, Virginia (high schol teacher) F * Star Exponent

4-18

P

45 year old James Brian Doherty in Washington D.C. * ^ Washington Post

4-18

B

David Goree, 25, in San Jose, California (struck 4/9 by hit and run driver - on life support since) * CBS5

4-18

?

Channel 13 of Laredo, Texas is reporting the arrest in a recent fatal hit and run (date unreported) that killed Cynthia Martinez and her unborn baby (no further info) F * KVTV

4-18

V

Richard Lee Villarreal, 20, in San Antonio, Texas (driver begged witness not to call police, then fled) * KSAT

4-17


After striking two vehicles and a pedestrian in 2 separate crashes, 32 year old female abandons her 6 year old son and flees scene holding onto a bottle of wine. Woman arrested, pedestrian injured, and child unharmed - physically that is. - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile Register

4-17

A

Manuel Barrera, 22, in Chicago, Illinois + Chicago Tribune (8-24)

4-17

M

40 year old John Miller Jr. in Nashau, New Hampshire The Telegraph (5/17)

4-17

V

16 year old Eva Hernandez in Madera County, California F Merced Sun Star

4-17


After spending nearly a full week in a coma, little 10 year old Ilda Ujkaj regained consciousness this evening and doctors say there appears to be no permanent brain damage. Ilda was injured, along with her 19 year old cousin and mother, by a hit and run driver last Monday, in New York City. Her mother received a broken collar bone and the cousin, Selma Purovic, is scheduled to undergo surgery on a broken arm Monday. The family are immigrants from Albania.

New York Daily News

4-16

M

22 year old Cody Hughes in Lubbock, Texas * KCBD

4-16

P

54-year-old Serena Slaton in Beaumont, Texas F * ^ KFDM

4-16

P

34-year-old Victoria Martinez in Pilsen, Illinois (crowd grabs fleeing suspect and holds for police) F * ^ KWQC

4-15

V

9-month old Arecely Alvarado in Mission, Texas F + KGBT

4-14

P

2 year old Vanessa Monroy in Lake Havasu City, Arizona F * KOLD

4-14

P

Gladys Lopez in Providence, Rhode Island F Providence Journal

4-13


Suspect in minor hit and run shoots and wounds police officer before other officer return fire and kill him in Missoula, Montana

Billings Gazette

45 year old Steven Lee made medical history this week when he became the first patient on the west coast to receive a new device that prevents chest aneurisms from rupturing. Only approved by the FDA 3 weeks ago, Lee who received serious head and spine injuries in a hit and run crash, received the life saving device this week in Seattle's Harborview Medical Center.

KOMO

4-12

P

Lester Mitchell, 84, in Teaneck, New Jersey * North Jersey.com

4-12

D

Kevin Harris, 39, in Shawnee, Kansas * KC Star

4-12

P

19-year-old Matthew Wakefield in Windsor, New York WRGB

The keynote speaker at the Sonoma County California 25th National Crime Victims’ Rights luncheon held today was Vincent Maggio, who lost both legs to a hit and run driver in August 2001. Vincent now walks on prosthetic legs, each costing $25,000 a piece.

4-11

V

21 year old Ashley Crouse in Bloomington, Indiana F * WTHR

4-11

V

18 year old David Atchison, near Palm Springs, California The Press Enterprise

4-11

P

Thomas Brosnan, 63, in Chicopee, Massachuesetts * The Republican

4-11

P

Edward Ebe, 53, in Quincy, Illinois

* ^ Hannibal Courier - Post

4-11

V

18 year old Whitney Loos in Cincinati, Ohio F * The Enquirer

4-11

P

41 year old Mylo Leveline Freeman in Coon Rapids, Minnesota * ^ ABC Newspapers

4-10

P

55 year old Joseph Minichello in Hicksville, New York NY Daily News

4-10

M

Barry Patterson, 43, near Myakka City, Florida (wife critical) + Herald Tribune

4-10

P

Unnamed man in Anaheim, California Los Angeles Times

4-10

P

Anthony Scott White Jr., 21,"Tony" near Astoria, Oregon KGW

4-10

P

39-year-old Debra Tominus in Belleview, Florida (son in critical condition) F WFTV

4-9


Katrina Nelson, 24, killed when the vehicle she is riding in flips over after running from deputy near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Driver fled the scene.

WOC1420

4-9

P

Jodie Hatzenbihler, 25, in Lawrence, Kansas (nurse at University of Kansas Hospital) F * ^ Lawrence Journal - World

4-9

V

21 year old Nelfar Erendira (Paulina Chatu Figueroa) in Arleta, California F * KABC

4-9

P

21-year-old Johnny Cristobal in Pasadena, California * Pasadena Star News

4-9

P

41 year old Michael Wigginton near Crestline, California San Bernardino Sun

4-9

P

Unnamed man in Dallas, Texas (after being struck by a car that stopped to help, disoriented victim staggered into path of another car, who did not stop) Star - Telegram

4-9

M

Unnamed female in Austin, Texas F + KXAN

4-9

B

Jario Gonzalez-Romero, 23, in Westwood, New Jersey (driver arrested in June - had vehicle at Florida auto repair shop - former baseball star and NY Mets prospect) * North Jersey.com

4-8

P

3 year old Kaylee Mitchell in Pacific, Missouri F * KPLR

4-8


Unnamed woman and two children near Visalia, California, when their male driver fleeing a minor hit and run accident, runs a stop sign, hits another vehicle, and strikes utility pole. Hit and run driver critical.

ABC30

4-8

P

Unnamed road worker in Denver, Colorado * ^ ABC7

4-7

M

Killeen police officer James Anson Kiger, 36, in Copperas Cove, Texas (off duty) KWTX

4-7

P

49 year old Eleanor Collins in Dayton, Ohio F Dayton Daily News

4-7

A

Donald Milewski, 71, in Lakewood, Ohio * WKYC

4-7

P

45 year old Maria Panagakos Nolan in New York City, New York F New York Post

4-7

P

Wanda Price, 39, in Chicago, Illinois F Chicago Tribune

4-6

P

Derek Terrell, 22, in Washington, D.C. NCB4

PETA offers reward for hit and run victims - our thoughts


Melody Carolyn Wooldridge, 22, and Eusebio Michael Flores, 40, killed by hit and driver fleeing police in Mission Viejo, California.

Orange County Register

4-5

V

51-year-old Carol Sue Gillham in Newark, Ohio F * WCLT

4-5

B

71 year old Jose Rodriguez-Zamora in Albuquerque, New Mexico KOBTV

4-5

P

Willie Mae Shepherd, 41, in Winter Haven, Florida (possible hit and run victim) F Orlando Sentinel

4-5

B

37-year-old Matt Kelly in Flagstaff, Arizona (left pregnant wife) * ^ Arizona Daily Sun

4-5

D

44-year-old Robert Johnson in Baltimore, Maryland + WJLA

4-5

P

12 year old Taylor Lee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania F * ^ KYW3

4-5

D

38 year old Alix Vital on I-4 in Orlando, Florida Orlando Sentinel

4-5

P

Michael Rood, 34, on Colonial Drive in Orlando, Florida Orlando Sentinel

92-year-old Monsignor Robert Goodill killed while on vacaton in Acapulco, Mexico by hit and run driver. Founder of Saint Luke parish in Erie, New York 

Former all-star pitcher, 49 year old Matt Keough arrested for drunken driving and leaving the scene of an injury accident in Orange County, California.

CBS Sportsline

4-3

V

17 year old John Sandoval near Fort White, Florida * ^ Gainesville Sun

4-3

M

Edwardo "Eddy" Cabezudo,(spelling may be Eduardo) 31, in Elgin, Illinois Northwest Herald

4-3

P

50 year old Larry Campbell in Russellville, Missouri * Jefferson City News Tribune

4-3

A

35-year old Craig Richard in Lafayete, Louisiana * KATC

4-2

P

Julie Ann Nickaboine, 35, on Mille Lacs Indian Reservation, Minnesota F * ^ WCCO

4-2

V

17 year old Ernest Young near Blytheville, Arkansas Blytheville Courier News

4-2

P

2 year old Anthony Madrigal in Denver, Colorado (2nd hit and run death of a child in 4 days in Denver) Denver Post

4-2

P

43-year-old Jose Hernandez in Woodmere, NewYork Newsday

After spending 13 years in prison, 53 year old Larry Souter was released Friday, when a witness came forward and advised she believed her deceased father was responsible for the hit and run death of 19 year old Kristy Ringler in August 1979. Souter had been convicted of murdering Ringler by striking her with a whiskey bottle and had always maintained his innocence. The witness was not aware of Souter's conviction, but read recently of his appeal. Her father had passed away a few years back.

4-1

V

24-year-old Fernando Rodriguez near Tulare, California Tulare Advance Register

4-1

P

Unnamed 77 year old male in Fresno, California

*

^

KFSN
P Pedestrian


(These are not just faceless names These are human being's, left to die on our streets, highways, and elsewhere. The list could easily contain your child, your brother or sister, your mother or father, your uncle or aunt, your grandparents. It's time for society to demand responsibility from hit and run drivers.

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.

This impersonal list is only published to reveal how prevalent this problem is.
 


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

18 years old and younger


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