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Fatal Hit and Run Accidents

Don't think there's a problem? Here are some of the most recent victims gathered from internet news sources


What do they hope to gain, by inflicting so much pain?


June 2005

Date

Name/Location

Source


6-30

B

James McKinnie, 51, in Hinds County, Mississippi * The Clarion-Ledger.

6-29

B

Anthony Brandolino, 37, in Jefferson County, Colorado * ^ ABC7

6-28

P

Alexis Raven Perry in Charlotte, North Carolina F Charlotte Observer

6-28

?

Marilyn Davis Glover in Santa Rosa, California F San Francisco Chronicle obituary

6-27

P

72 year old Rita Latchford in Baltimore, Maryland (buried today - story does not give date of crash) F + WJZ13

Philadelphia PD makes arrest in the December 2003 hit and run death of 18 year old Anthony Lopez

NBC10

6-26

V

Unnamed woman in Fort Lauderdale, Florida F + Press Release

6-26

M

Jeff Renaud in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KOCO

6-26

P

43-year-old Juel Lawrimore near Mullins, South Carolina F * WBTW

6-26

A

Marita J. Reed, 51, in Indianapolis, Indiana (10 others injured - police looking for bicyclist that fled scene that witness' say caused 2 vehicles to crash) F Indianapolis Star

6-26

P

24-year-old Rodney Devon Allen in San Diego, California (was taking his ballcap back to his car after being advised dress code at club did not allow caps) NBC 7/39

6-26

A

Patricia Cotton, 39, in Van Zandt County, Texas (four children also seriously injured - struck by hit and run semi truck-trailer) F Tyler Morning Telegraph

6-25

P

21-year-old Sherice Elizabeth Chavis in Chesterfield, Virginia (walking with her 5 year old daughter who was uninjured but now scarred for life) F * WTVR

6-25

V

30-year-old Alfonsa Holmes in Georgetown County, South Carolina * ^ The Sun News

6-25

P

38 year old Lipica Parhan (or Lipica Pradhan) in Wenham, Massachusetts (hit and run driver was a teen with learners permit and no licensed driver with them - Lipica was in her front yard gardening when struck) F * Boston Globe

6-25

P

Calixto Guilleimo, 41, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin * Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

6-25

M

36 year old Kevin Wayne Fuller in Tyler, Texas + KLTV

6-25

D

Ray Barna, 49, in Palm Beach, Florida (tow truck operator) * ^ Palm Beach Post

6-24

P

Mark Beasley, 25, in Richmond County, Georgia * The Augusta Chronicle

6-24

?

70-year-old Odell Stuart in Alamance County, North Carolina * WFMY

6-24

P

Juan Guillermo Sanchez, 53, in San Antonio, Texas KENS5 / Expres News

6-24

P

Cheryl McKinney, 47, near Evans City, Pennsylvania (unable to have children of her own, Cheryl and her husband had adopted a dog, Rocky. Rocky was struck on highway and Cheryl was discovered with her arms wrapped around him, apparently after trying to get it off the roadway - possibly struck by numerous cars) F + Times Leader

6-24

A

36 year old Stacy Anderson in Arlington, Texas (Interstate 30 - arrested female driver hit rear of truck pushing it off the road and was arrested a quarter mile away calling for a ride) F * ^ NBC5 / Star -Telegram

6-23

V

89-year-old  Carolyn Carter in Athens, Georgia * ^ Athens Banner - Herald

6-23

M

Jerrald William Mitchell, 20, near Dobson, North Carolina * Winston-Salem Journal

6-23

V

15-year-old Reynauld White in Vallejo, California * ^ Vallejo Times  Herald

3 men  in truck leave the scene of a minor traffic accident and after police chase, 2 surrender and one is shot and killed after trying to run over officer in Upshur County, Texas.

KLTV

6-23

P

Unnamed man in his 40's in Chicago, Illinois (63rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue) NBC5

6-22

V

4-month-old Isaac Alberto Gutierrez in Stanislaus County, California  KCRA

6-22

P

41-year-old Lucia Canales in Galena Park, Texas (ran over by 2 hit and run drivers - first arrested and turned out to be co-worker) F * KHOU

6-22

P

35 year old Christopher Polenski in western Lincoln County, North Carolina (passed away 7/25) * Lincoln Times - News / sister of victim

6-22

V, V, V

3 dead and 12 injured in a hit and run crash on Southern State Parkway on Long Island, New York  - 51-year-old Jean Baptiste Petit-Frere, 57-year-old Marie Victor, and 32-year-old Gilbert Jean Victor F * Newsday

6-21

P

Unnamed woman in Monroe, Louisiana (Louisville Avenue) F KNOE

The family of 25 year old Michael Abare are offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the  hit and run driver that killed Michael on November 6, 2004,  on Hoffmansville road in New Hanover Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tips - call 610-327-1150 or 610-327-1441

CBS3

6-20

A

Diana Lynn Pombo-Covell, 39, in Fresno, California (mother of 2 on her way home from work - victim of street racers who both fled the scene - Diana was daughter of local auto racing legend - legal racing that is ) F * Fresno Bee

6-20

B

Unnamed person in Sacramento, California (arrested driver had received call from her husband complaining of chest pains. Her husband is fine, well enough to turn his wife in to the police) * ^ Sacramento Bee

6-20

P

58 year old Leonard Walden in Olympia, Washington * The Olympian

6-20

B, B

Arthur Ashe, 40, and Veronique Archer, 21, in Oakdale, Long Island, New York (Sunrise Highway - friends had just purchased their bicycles two days prior ) F * ^ Newsday

6-20

P

19 year old Alex Hawkins in Detroit, Michigan + WDIV

6-20

P

Unnamed man in Houston, Texas (initial reports are saying police officer responding to call ran over man, but unknown if man was killed in prior crash) KTRK
23 year old Ellis Eugene Roberts II was chasing a hit and run driver who had struck his vehicle in Jackson County, Mississippi, when hit and run driver stopped and shot Roberts in the head. Roberts was reported to have been on the phone with 911 operators during the entire event. As of 6/26, the hit and run driver is in jail charged with aggravated assault and Mr Roberts is in the hospital in fair condition. The Mississippi Press/ The Biloxi Sun Herald

6-19

V

25-year-old Carlos Bonilla in Hope Valley, California * ^ Tahoe Daily Tribune

6-19

P

15-year-old Kayla Peter in East Falls, Pennsylvania (If you don't think there is a problem, don't tell this family - Kayla's father was struck and killed by a car when her mother was 5 months pregnant with Kayla while pushing a disabled motorcycle, and both her uncle and mother was struck by a car when children) F * WPVI

6-19

P

Consuelo Marrero, 65, in Miami, Florida F Local 10

6-19

P

Julio Cesar Roqueta Reyes, 24, in Davie, Florida (this was caused by a fist fight - but when subject was knocked down he was struck and killed by a hit and run driver not involved in the fight) Florida Today

6-19

P

James Raymond Coyle Jr, 21, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (arrested driver had attended a graduation party earlier with victim but police say the two didn't know each other) * WPVI

40 year old Kimberly Marie Wheeler was the innocent victim of a street race in Woodland, California today. Her car was broadsided by one of the vehicle racing, with the other vehicle involved in the race fleeing the scene.  This site does not list these incidents as hit and run unless the driver of the striking vehicle flees. However, any vehicle involved in the race, while not part of an crash, can be charged with hit and run.

Daily Democrat

6-18

V

37 year old Marcello Sanchez Sierra in Wilson, North Carolina * ^ Wilson Daily

6-18

P

Allison Rebecca Davila, 23, in McCloud, California F * ^ Record Searchlight

6-18

V

Sean Sims, 32, near New Boston, Indiana * ^ The Perry County News

6-18

A

Lilian Mary Arevalo, 49, in Palmdale, California (hit and run driver in motor home was then pursued by police and crashed into another vehicle, killing 16-year-old Brian McWright) F * ^ Los Angeles Times / Free Republic

6-18

P

54 year old Victor Lunyov in Panama City, Florida (another seriously injured - crew members from a Ukrainian vessel docked at port Panama City) * WMBB


Pike County (Arkansas) District Judge Jim Bob Steel is alleged to be the hit and run driver in a crash that involved a family of five. Two were treated at the hospital for minor injuries. The driver fled the scene into the woods and was arrested 1-1/2 hours later. Steel was the former prosecuting attorney of the 9th West Judicial District.

Texarkana Gazette

6-17

P

19-year-old Ashley Simpson in Rockford, Illinois (On this same day in New Mexico, friends and family met to mark the 5th anniversary of the unsolved hit and run death of 19 year old Chad Lambert. Both Ashley and Chad were walking on the shoulder of a road when hit) F * Rockford Register Star / Albuquerque Journal

6-16

M

Curtis Cross, 51, in St Louis, Missouri + KMOV

6-16

V

79 year old George Wilkerson in Sugar Creek, Missouri * ^ Kansas City Star

6-16

A

25 year old Heather Albertson in Beverly, Massachusetts (according to Boston Globe this is the 5th accident the alleged hit and run driver has caused since 1984, total of 14 prior convictions (5 alcohol related) and had just got his license back on 6/3 from a failure to pay suspension - subject was fleeing from a prior hit and run crash)  F * ^ WPRI / Boston Globe / Beverly Citizen

It would make national news that even shocked law enforecement. Sexual journals kept by a pair of San Jose, California child molesters, listed over 36,000 entries and includes hundreds of victims. The initial investigation into the pair began with a hit and run crash.

The Tribune

6-15

P

2 year old Emanuel Ramirez in Starr County, Texas (on a tricycle) * KGBT

6-15

B

35 year old Leyda Jiminez in North Charleston, South Carolina F + The Post & Courier

6-15

A

66-year-old Ronald Tallon near Lake Delton, Wisconsin * WMTV

Rarely do hit and run accidents receive national attention in the US. But across the world, there are 3 hit and run incidents that are getting front page coverage in their respective countries. In Australia, the Kapunda Road royal commission is holding a special hearing into the 2003 hit and run death of cyclist Ian Humphrey and the questionable sentence of only $3100 fine given to the driver, lawyer Eugene McGee. In India, the trial of Bollywood actor Salman Kahn is beginning for the 2002 hit and run death of one and injuring of four. And in Ireland, a 3 year long government tribunal, has determined that an investigation into the 1996 death of cattle dealer Richie Barron was totally negligent and two men were deliberately framed for murder by local law enforcement. A second autopsy in 2001 determined Mr Barron was the victim of a hit and run driver. And in the coming month, one of Spain's biggest flamenco stars, Farruquito, will go on trial, accused of the hit-and-run killing of a pedestrian in 2003. 

6-14

P

Lankford Leigh, 59, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma Tahlequah Daily Press

6-14

P

Jeffrey H. Lee, 44, in Panama City, Florida The News Herals

6-14

V

Wendell Guinn, 21, in Kansas City, Missouri * KMBC

6-13

M

Jason Scott Griffith, 26, near French Camp, California The Record

6-13

B

Laurence Polk McDuff (Larry McDuff), 65,  in Fairhope, Alabama (lost wife 2 years ago in a non hit and run car-bicycle crash) * Mobile Register

6-13

A, V

30-year-old Nestor Soriano Sanchez and 33-year-old Elia Margarita Chavez Uribe in Scottsdale, Arizona (hit from behind and forced  into telephone pole, car caught fire - hit and run driver fled on foot) F * The Arizona Republic

6-12

B

72 year old Sigfrido Villarba in Bergen County, New Jersey (father of six children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren) * North Jersey.com

6-12

B

48 year old Latoine Felix in Ocoee, Florida + Orlando Sentinel

6-12

P

22-year-old Brian Trujillo near Los Lunas, New Mexico * KRQE

6-12

P

27-year-old Miguel Enrique Deanda in Salinas, California CBS5

A Fairhope, Alabama man, 41 year old Carl Hobbs, is in critical condition after being dragged by a hit and run driver over 700 yards.

WPMI

6-11

P

22-year-old Daniel Wilhelm in Scranton, Pennsylvania (Wyoming Avenue at Olive Street) Scranton Times Tribune

6-11

P

Raul Lopez Lombrano or Lombrando, 65, in Tucson, Arizona Tucson Citizen

6-11

P

Unnamed man in Houston, Texas  (struck by 2 hit and run drivers) (Westheimer near Highway 6) Houston Chronicle

6-11

P

Lemuel Russell Barton, 50, in Monroe County, Michigan (struck by 2 hit and run drivers) Monroe News

6-11

P

Terry Lee Clark, Sr, 48, in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania (Route 53) (the family was planning a big party for his father's wedding same day) Centre Daily Times

6-10

D

Daniel Kurley-Hauser, 20, in Fenton, Michigan (another man is critical condition) * ^ Detroit News

6-10

P

Stephen Dale Nelson, 52, in Fargo, North Dakota * Grand Forks Herald

6-10

P

Cecil Coleman Edmonds, 35, in Cullowhee, North Carolina * Citizen - Times

A Bombay, India high court today exempted Bollywood actor Salman Khan from appearing in court during his upcoming trial for hit and run because he "was preoccupied with professional assignments". Khan is accused of running over and killing one person and injuring four others on September 28, 2002 in Bandra, India.  

The Times of India

?

P

54-year-old Floyd Richard in Marksville, Louisiana (paper mentions arrest made for hit and run accident "a week ago") * KATC

6-9

B

Donald Hughes, 51, in Lawrenceville, Georgia * ^ WDUN

6-9

B

Darren Elliott in Nashville, Tennessee (I-24 - after being hit by a motorcyclist and only suffering minor injuries, subject was hit and killed by a hit and run SUV - motorcyclist witnessed)   WKRN

Officers in Las Vegas, Nevada are looking for a hit and run driver. It appears to have started when two vehicles got into a minor accident, and then one began chasing the other. The chased vehicle crashed, killing the passenger and seriously injuring the driver. The chasing mini-van then fled the scene. Across the nation near Foley, Alabama, a hit and run driver dies when he is thrown from his overturning car after he fled a minor hit and run crash. He also was chased by his victim and police are investigating whether charges will be filed. This site strongly discourages pursuing a hit and run driver, as your good intentions, or vigilante search for justice, could land you in prison if someone, especially an innocent third party, is injured or killed because of your pursuit. You can go from being a victim or witness to a murderer in the blink of an eye!! If you don't believe me - see 6/19

KVBC /
The Mobile Register

6-8

P

53-year-old Carolyn Bell in Palmdale, California F LA Daily News

6-8

B

9 year old Tessa Wreed (or Tessa Wrede) in Toledo, Ohio (her first day of summer break) F * Ohio News Network

6-8

P

24 year old Miguel Peralta in Patterson, California The Modesto Bee

6-7

A

59 year old Patricia Armenio in Discovery Bay, California (had stopped to help 5 year old grandson in back seat adjust volume on his CD player) F * CBS5

6-7

P

76 year old Efrain Valentine in Bronx, New York (18th NYC fatal victim to hit and run driver this year - NY Daily News) * ^ Newsday

6-7

V

7-year-old Autumn Stevens in Bowling Green, Kentucky F Bowling Green Daily News

6-7

P

47 year old Tommy Bowden in Greensboro, North Carolina * News-Record

6-7

P

49 year old John Deselem in Clark County, Ohio (hit and run suspects were 4 females fleeing from store with arm loads of stolen clothing) * Springfield News-Sun

6-6

P

Jerie Yassi, 59, in Tustin, California * Los Angeles Times

6-6

P

Fernando Caldera Sr., 52, in San Antonio, Texas (listed as possible victim of hit and run) San Antonio Express-News

6-6

P

48-year-old Donald Ostrom in Monterey, California (US 1 near the Soledad exit) * CBS5

6-6

P

Stephanie Hawkins, 83, in Mt Holly, New Jersey F * CBS3

6-6

A

Durham police officer Greg Shoulders, 31, in Warren County, North Carolina * The News & Observer

6-5

P

Eric Reeves, 23, near Dundee, Kansas Memorial Site

6-5

P

45 year old Bobby James Wilson in Clinton, North Carolina * The Sampson Independent

6-5

V

8-month-old Brooklin Burton in Pike, Ohio F * Chillicothe Gazette

6-5

P

35 year old Don Lewis in Montgomery, Alabama Montgomery Advertiser

6-5

P

2 year old Kristian Pippen in Chicago, Illinois (had just purchased a snow cone) * ^ Sun Times

43-year-old Hialeah, Florida woman, fleeing minor hit and run, crashes into canal and drowns

Sun Sentinel

Hit and Run Accidents are a worldwide problem. Two pedestrians and one cyclist were killed in Lahore, Pakistan today. In all 3 separate incidents, the drivers fled the scene.

Pakistan Daily Times

6-4

P

51 year old triathlete Dick Tomlin (Richard) in Kingman, Arizona * Triathlete Magazine

6-4

P

17 year old Matthew Dunn in Mitchell County, New York (Matthew was driving a scooter, passenger 5 year old sister critically injured, car was not at fault but unlicensed driver fled) * WALB

6-4

V

Marcus Onesalt in Lake County, Montana (ejected from vehicle - all other occupants fled scene - police trying to determine who was driving) + Lake County Leader

6-4

P

20-year-old Randall Preusse near Bartlett, Texas (police investigating as possible intentional hit and run) KCEN

6-4

D

30-year-old Rebecca Davis in Modesto, California F + Modesto Bee

6-4

P

47-year-old Gerald Thomas Jones in Pascagoula, Mississippi * The Mississippi Press

6-4

V

69 year old Willie Williamson near Biloxi, Mississippi F * The Sun Herald

6-4

V, V

Unnamed 23 and 30 year old males in Gardena, California * ^ KABC

6-3

D

Unnamed 20 year old male in Tyrone Township (while changing tire with another man, who was seriously injured)  * ^ The Ann Arbor News

6-3

P

51-year-old Jean Brooks (Jeanne) in Texarkana, Texas F * KTAL

6-3

P

Lawrence Maple, 55, in Lowell, Massachusetts * Lowell Sun

6-3

P

43 year old Agnes Dawkins in Dale City, Virginia (Dale Boulevard and Gideon Drive - minutes later a second victim was injured at the same intersection by a second hit and run driver) F NBC4

6-2

?/P

Stephen Settlemyre in Chesapeake, Virgina (possible victim - police have yet to confirm) WVEC

6-2

P

Kenneth Wallace, 34, in Toledo, Ohio (3 people struck when car out of control jumps curb - woman in serious condition, and a third man who was hit fled, along with the driver and a passenger.) + Toledo Blade

6-2

P

44-year-old Scott Mann in Elkhart, Indiana * ^ WNDU

6-2

P

58 year old John Holland in Tempe, Arizona (city bus driver got out and looked at victim his bus had hit, then left) * The Arizona Republic

6-2

A, V

Walter B. Danzler, 41, and Wanda Frost, 38, in Flint, Michigan F * The Flint Journal

6-1

P

Unnamed farm worker near Wheeler, California KESQ

6-1

D

32 year old Melanie White Jones near Florence, South Carolina (after surviving a single vehicle rollover, she was struck by a passing hit and run driver. Two children in vehicle unharmed) F *   The State


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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