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Fatal Hit and Run Accidents

Don't think it's out of control? Here are some of the most recent victims gathered from internet news sources


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May 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.


5-31

P

58 year old Richard Summer in Poplar, Montana * ^ Billings Gazette

5-31

P

Unnamed 15 month old boy in Ripon, California (family friend arrested after denying he had backed over child, then later confessing) * The Modesto Bee

5-31

P

13-year old Michael Ramirez in Elk Grove, California (arrested driver is a Sacramento police officer) (Michael was a straight A student and killed as he got off a school bus) * ^ KCRA

5-31

V, V

Two unnnamed children in Glendale, Arizona ( 59th and Northern Avenues) F, F * Arizona Republic

5-30

P

4 year old Ithzel Amayrani Ramirez in Banning, California F * San Bernardino County Sun

5-30

P

Conchita Galano, 78, in Sunnyvale, California F The Mercury News

5-29

M

Robert Hague, 35, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania * WGAL

5-29

P

36 year old Abraham Arzate in Chicago, Illinois (a samaritan, who was not involved in the crash, but stopped to help, was arrested for DUI) Chicago Tribune

5-29

B

42 year old Marty Garcia in Cleveland National Forest, California * KGTV

5-28

M

71-year-old John Lemoyne in Gulfport, Mississippi * WLOX

5-28

P

Unnamed male in Fontana, California San Bernardino County Sun

5-28

B

12 year old Eric Brown (Erick) in Collier County, Florida + Naples Daily News

5-28

P

34-year-old Travis Grotkier in St. Augustine Beach, Florida * WJXT

5-28

M

22 year old Brian McCarthy, near Las Vegas, Nevada (I-15 and U.S. 95) KTNV

Amanda Scheeler, 14, and Robert Scheeler, 12, were involved in a crash Thursday in Brenham, Texas, in which their mother lost her life. Eight years ago, these two children were involved in another crash, that killed their father. Neither incident was a hit and run but this is a tragedy no child should have to endure once - let alone twice.

KBTX

5-27

V

Elizabeth Toribio, 14, near Palmetto, Florida F * Herald Tribune

5-27

P

Kenneth Jones, 32, in North Platte, Nebraksa * ^ North Platte Telegraph

5-27

P

13 year old Tarea Key in Nashville, Tennessee F * ^ News 5

5-27

B

47-year-old Elizabeth Jean Moss in Kannapolis, North Carolina F WSOC

Driver  charged with 2001 hit and run death of Carole Longdon in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Press of Atlantic City

7-year-old Rodrigo Virgilio, 38-year-old Ana Aguirre and 78-year-old Antonia Virgilio are killed in Rockford, Illinois when their vehicle is struck by one of two cars drag racing.

WIFR

5-26

P

Anthony Ferrisi, 39, in New York City, New York  (charges will not be pressed against 83 year old driver, who, while not at fault, never stopped, left scene and was contacted at her home later) * New York Daily News

5-25

?

Possible - 21 year old Steven B. Hall Jr in Sandusky, Ohio (police are trying to determine if Hall was driver or passenger to other occupant that fled scene) * Port Clinton News Herald

5-25

B

72-year-old Robert Beebe in Palo Alto, California (died of injuries 6/14) * ^ Palo Alto Weekly

5-25

P

42-year-old Rudy Ramirez in Bakersfield, California * The Bakersfield Californian

5-25

P

2 year old Lucas Arenas Serrano (Lucas Gonzales ) outside Lebanon, Oregon KGW

(Japan) - "Of particular seriousness is a surge in hit-and-run cases as the figure last year increased by 42 percent to 19,960 from five years ago. "In many of these cases, drivers are afraid that drinking and driving without a license will be discovered by police," the official said....The NPA's Traffic Bureau believes the reason behind the accidents is the deterioration of drivers' morals"

The Yomiuri Shimbun

5-25

P

Larry Stiles, 45, in Fort Worth, Texas (while driver was not at fault in death, he hit a second car in a school zone trying to get away from fatality - in an 18 wheeler) * WFAA

5-25

P

Ilya Kiselev, 20, in New York City, New York (5th Avenue at 23rd Street) (Channel 7 titles their story "Another Day, Another Fatal Hit and Run" and in the text states "This is at least the fifth hit and run since Saturday" (3 fatalities) "New York Daily News states this is the 17th hit and run fatality in NYC this year" "WABC reports an average of 10 hit and run injuries per day in NYC - 1,445 injuries from hit and run accidents so far this year" WNBC

5-24

P

68 year old Aurora Longoria in McAllen, Texas F * KGBT

Gov. George Pataki (New York) signed into law legislation providing for stiffer prison terms for hit-and-run drivers who kill someone. Currently, such drivers face up to 4 years in prison. When the new law becomes effective on Nov. 1, hit-and-run drivers involved in a fatality could spend up to 7 years in prison. (New York City had 41 hit and run fatalities in 2004 - 16 remain unsolved as of today)

Newsday

5-23

B

13 year old Saul Stutz (or Stotz) in Fairbanks, Alaska * ^ News Radio 970 / Channel 11 TV

5-23

P

Eager Adams, 16, near Whiteriver, Arizona White Mountain Independent

5-23

A

21 year old woman in Las Vegas, Nevada (Interstate 215 near Eastern Avenue) F Las Vegas Sun

5-23

P

Unnamed man in Fort Lauderdale, Florida * Sun Sentinel

5-23

P

Roosevelt Everett, 63, in Atlanta, Georgia (wheelchair bound victim) * ^ WSBTV

5-23

D

57 year old John Friree in Franklin, Massachusetts * NBC10

5-23

P, P

25 year old Carmen Lata in New York City, New York (Media is now advising 2 year old son, Alex Chimbo, also died from injuries) - (800) 577-TIPS Emergency Rights Inc., a Bronx-based advocacy group for Latin American immigrant workers, put up a $2,000 reward F CBS2

5-22

P

55 year old Lt. Patrick Gallagher of Union Fire Rescue in Porter County, Indiana * Post Tribune

5-22

V

Amie Nhung Vo, 32, in Yorba Linda, California F Orange County Register

5-22

M, V

51 year old Dale Ellis Le Mere and 12 year old Rudy Parra Carranza near Jamul, California * ^ Union Tribune

5-21

V

41-year-old Michael Forbrook in Dakota County, Minnesota * ^ St Paul Pioneer Press

5-21

M

27 year old Leonardo Ayala in Sylmar, California + LAPD Press Release

5-21

B

Unnamed man in Bradenton, Florida (hit and run vehicle knocked subject into oncoming car that hit him and stopped) Herald Tribune

5-21

B

46-year-old Bruce Stevens in Hopkinton, New York * ^ Newswatch 50

5-21

A

Joseph Charles Winterer, 40, in Los Angeles, California (hit and run vehicle was taken in a car jacking only an hour before the crash) + ABC7

5-21

P

Jaime Legarda, 54, in Chicago, Illinois (wife in critical condition) * ^ Chicago Tribune

5-20

A, V

Robert Lane, 41, and Adam Oreck, 44, in Tuscon, Arizona * ^ Tuscon Citizen

5-20

P

3 year old Justin Dennis Graham near Seneca, South Carolina (arrested driver was aunt of victim) * The Sun News

4 year old Kylin Woods was struck by a hit and run driver being pursued by police in New Orleans, Louisiana on 5/14. Crimestoppers is offering $5000 reward for information on the whereabouts of 17 year old Matthew Barra (1-877-903-STOP). Kylin succumbed to her injuries today.



$5000
reward


Bizarre news of the day (could it be the first heat wave of the year?)
1. What the ..?? A jury in Chattanooga, Tennessee decided not to convict Joshua Sides of  vehicular homicide by intoxication in the death of 20 year old Nicole Greco, but instead convicted him of vehicular homicide by reckless conduct, third offense DUI, reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident where a death occurred. The difference - a sentence of 3 to 6 years, compared to the 20 he could have gotten. Here are the jury instructions for the charge of vehicular homicide by intoxication. Here is the news story.

2. And if Tennessee juries appear soft, be careful in Montana. KTVH is reporting today that 10 year old Jesse Calder was pulled out of school and away from a spelling test to appear in court on charges of failing to yield to oncoming traffic two weeks ago. And the traffic? A hit and run driver!!

5-19

A

(Possible) Roderick Wade Stinson, 27, near Poarch, Alabama (State Patrol is investigating whether crash caused by non contact semi) Mobile Register

5-19

A

Javier Adame, 24, in Garden Grove, California * ^ Orange County Register

5-19

D

57 year old Robert Sayyeau in Wilmington, North Carolina (had gone to help his son Josh, who had broke down - his last words to his son - "keep it safe") * ^ WWAY

5-19

B

51-year-old Gerald Barbee in  Maui, Hawaii  * KITV

32 year old Brian Anderson pleads guilty to negligent homicide and admits he had been drinking alcohol before he struck and killed 15 year old skateboarder, Dewey Bergman, in March. CBS affiliate 9&10 news is advising the admission came after the prosecutor agreed to a plea bargain of 1 year in jail. See our page on sentence comparisons. Formal sentence comes July 5th.   

5-18

P

14 year old Dana Quarles in Henrico County, Virginia F * WRIC

5-18

P

Unnamed man in Houston, Texas * ABC13

5-17

A

24-year-old Jaime Sandoval in Gilroy, California * ^ CBS5

64 year old Kenneth Kirk, put into drug induced coma after suffering life threatening injuries from hit and run driver in Haverstraw, New york.

* ^ The Journal News

5-17

P

Michael Wathen Carrico, 61, in Houston, Texas (newspaper street vendor crossing between a truck and trailer when light turned green - very possible truck never knew they hit someone) Houston Chronicle

5-16

B

Unnamed man in his 20's in Los Angeles, California (Whittier Boulevard and Gerhart) + NBC4

5-15

P

23 year old Cory Sobieski in Michigan City, Indiana * Post Tribune

5-15

V

19 year old Paulino Jimenez Elizarraras near San Juan Bautista, California  (Highway 156 - another with life threatening injuries) + Hollister Free Lance

5-15

P

Unnamed man in San Diego, California (Interstate 8 in the College Area - possible hit and run victim) 10 News

5-15

M

Rodney R. Edgar, 51, in Kansas City, Missouri (woman passenger in serious condition - I-435 near 63rd Street) KCTV

5-15

V, V

Unnamed 23-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman in Los Angeles, California (northbound Harbor Freeway to the northbound Hollywood Freeway) F * ^ LA Times

5-15

D

28 year old Martin Toro (or Tora) near San Bernardino, California * ^ San Bernardino County Sun

5-14

P

51-year-old Herman Javan Caldwell near Chester, South Carolina (riding a moped) * WSOC

5-14

P

Jerome Wilder, 57, in Chicago, Illinois (was crossing the street in front of a church where he was attending a funeral for a family friend - driver believed to be 14 years old) Chicago Sun- Times

5-13

P

4 year old Kylin Woods in New Orleans, Louisiana (passed away 5/20 - pedestrian victim of hit and run driver being pursued by police) F * The Times - Picayune

5-13

M

Jay Cortes, 20, near Deltona, Florida * Daytona Beach News Journal

No one was killed, but  two firefighters received injuries and Knoxville, Tennessee loses a $250,000 fire engine when a hit and run driver on his cell phone runs them off the road.

WBIR

Unnamed 18 year old woman killed in Detroit, Michigan when vehicle fleeing from police crashes into her car. Subjects fled on foot and were captured.

WDIV

Chinese media is carrying a very sad story about the parents of a 24 year old hit and run victim, who have sit beside the blood stained road where their son was killed for the last 5 days, in the hopes of contacting a witness. They have a large witness-wanted notice board and a wreath, since they arrived in Shanghai on Sunday.

5-11

P

70 year old Sister Veronica Brzezinski in Chicago, Illinois (passed away 6/14) F KWQC

5-11

B

45 year old William Brock  in Sumter County, South Carolina * The Sun News

In Chicago,  Illinois, a 65 year old nun is critically injured (later died from injuries). The same day, in Redlands, California, a fellow 65 year old nun is charged with causing a 3 vehicle injury crash and fleeing.

Chicago Tribune San Bernardino Sun

5-10

B

44 year old Joseph Maurizi in Stickney, Illinois Berwyn Life

5-10

P

6 year old Breeana Lord in Chicago, Illinois (5 year old sister injured) F + CBS2

5-9

P

42 year old Cynthia Golias-Maczko (Cindy Golias) in Cleveland, Ohio (mother of 4) F * WKYC

5-9

P

12 year old Reggie Johnson Jr  "Ray Ray" in Bakersfield, California * KERO

5-9

B

21 year old Brandie Bailey in New York City, New York (East Village) F * ABC7

5-8

V

34-year-old Bridgett Ortega in Los Angeles, California F * LA PD Press Release

5-8

V, V

Ashley Beatty, 19, and Stacie Wilder, 26, near Vernon, Indiana F
F
* ^ The Tribune

5-8

V

Unnamed man in Greeley, Colorado * ^ Greeley Tribune

5-8

P

David John Warnberg in Roswell, Georgia ($1000 reward offered - call (770) 640-4432) WXIA

5-8

B

8 year old Devon Walton in Detroit, Michigan * Detroit Free Press

5-8

P

42-year-old Franklin Penafiel in New York City, New York (Bronx - struck several times) New York Post

5-8

A

Delcita Hall, 70, in Broward County, Florida F * WPLG

5-8

P

Delia Redon Jauregui, 24, in Bakersfield, California (pushed 11month old niece  in a stroller to safety before being hit in a marked crosswalk) (note - a third potential hit and run accident in Bakersfield today was stopped when the driver was restrained by citizens until police could arrive. Had this driver fled, of 4 crashes and 7 fatalities this weekend, 3 of the victims would have been killed by hit and run drivers. As it was, 2 out of 7 were) F * The Bakersfield Californian

5-8

P

Jacinto Martinez Cruz, 38, in Bakersfield, California The Bakersfield Californian

5-7

P

Idatte Hamilton, 41, in Jersey City, New Jersey * The Jersey Journal

5-7

M

45 year old Tammy Ann Armstrong in San Diego, California F * XETV

5-7

P

Kevin Demetric Anderson, 31, in Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Observer

Former New Bern, North Carolina psychiatrist, Bertha Bowen Harvey,  was convicted of the Jan 14th, 2004 hit and run death of 35 year old bicyclist John Wesley Justice . Less than a month after being released from a 10 month sentence in prison, Harvey was arrested for violating the no alcohol consumption part of her 3 year probation. Some people will never learn.

Sun Journal

5-6

P

23-year-old David Snell in Hartford, Connecticut * ^ WTNH

5-6

?


An article that appears in the Arizona Daily Sun on 5/12 about the local coroner and his office, mentions a hit and run fatality victim being brought in between 5/4and 5/7. No other information is given in the article - Flagstaff, Arizona.

Arizona Daily Sun

5-5

P

32-year-old Christopher Espinoza in Pico Rivera, California San Gabriel Valley Tribune

5-5

A, V

Guadalupe Ortega Deluna, 22, and Lucila Palafox Posadas, 40, in San Bernardino, California (6 others hurt - bystanders followed hit and run driver and detained him for police) F
F
* ^ SBSun.com

5-5

P

Unnamed man in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (while crossing I-95)  NBC6

Australia - Under new proposed laws, hit-and-run offenders will face 10 years imprisonment for leaving a victim to die at an accident scene, compared with the current maximum penalty of 18 months. It comes too late for bicyclist Ian Humphrey, whose killer, a lawyer who admitted drinking wine before the 2003 hit and run crash, was fined $3100 this week and had his license suspended for a year. By this coming Saturday (5-8), 4000 bicyclists would protest in front of the Parliament House, and the country's Attorney General would publicly apologize to the family for the sentence.

Daily Liberal

Woman convicted of 2nd degree murder in hit and run deaths of Troy and Alana Pack in 2004. Prosecutors said it could be the first time in California that someone has been convicted of murder on charges stemming from intoxication by prescription drugs.

Numerous

5-4

D

19 year old Shawn Henderson near Hogback, New Mexico Independent

5-4

P

Unnamed male in Albuquerque, New Mexico (reportedly his severed leg was found 3/4 mile away from his body) KOBTV

5-4

P

Christine Reed, 48, near Lancaster, California F * LA Daily News

5-3

P

4 year old Joshua Yoder in Clinton, Iowa (youngest of 13 children) Gazette Online

5-1

V

Quartez Bellamy, 20, near Loris, South Carolina + Loris Scene

5-1

A

37 year old Vickie Leigh Lowe, near Deerfield, Virginia (husband was in vehicle that ran her off road. After dropping off the husband at the scene, the hit and run driver fled) F * The News Virginian

5-1

V

36-year-old Jeffrey Briggs in Cincinnati, Ohio + WLWT

5-1

P

24 year old Allen Rasberry in Tallahassee, Florida (day after graduating college) * ^ Tallahassee Democrat


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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