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Mom Killed in Hit-and-Run Pushed Daughter to Safety

Daughter, 7, only sustained minor injuries

(Newser) - Authorities say a Connecticut woman saved her 7-year-old daughter's life by pushing her out of the way moments before she was struck and killed in a hit-and-run, the AP reports. Police say 40-year-old Dania Cegeno-Delrosario and her 7-year-old daughter, Denisse, were crossing a street in Meriden on Friday night... More »

MMA Fighter's Baby Dies After Being Plowed Down by SUV

72-year-old arrested on DUI, hit-and-run charges in crash that killed Marcus Kowal's toddler

(Newser) - A Saturday walk turned tragic in Hawthorne, Calif., when a 15-year-old girl and a 15-month-old boy in a stroller were plowed into by an SUV, PIX11 reports. Toddler Liam Mikael Kowal, the son of MMA fighter Marcus Kowal and his partner, Mishel Eder, died Sunday from his injuries, and a... More »

'Miracle Baby' Born After Mom Killed in Hit-and-Run

A suspect has been charged

(Newser) - A tragedy was followed quickly by a miracle on Christmas Eve when a hit-and-run driver plowed into a pregnant woman as she crossed a Chicago street. Karla Y. Leanos, 26, the mother of three and seven months pregnant, was killed in the incident, which happened just before 10pm in the... More »

Cops: 'Stoic' Vegas Driver Asked Valet to Call 911

Lakeisha Holloway, 24, identified as suspect in mass hit-and-run on Strip

(Newser) - The woman accused of intentionally steering her car into crowds on the sidewalk of Las Vegas Boulevard on Sunday has been identified as 24-year-old Lakeisha Holloway, who is believed to be from out of state and had been in Vegas for about a week, investigators say, possibly living in her... More »

Hit-and-Run Suspect Ratted Out by Her Own Ford Focus

Florida woman insisted she hadn't hit anything, but cops, 911 believed the car

(Newser) - A driver accused of hit-and-run insisted she hadn't been in an accident when confronted by both a 911 dispatcher and cops, but officials believed the testimony of a reliable witness: the woman's own car. Anna Preston was driving in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on the afternoon of Nov.... More »

SF's 'Hot Cop' Arrested in Hit-and-Run

Heavily photographed officer charged with hitting 2 men early Sunday

(Newser) - A police officer dubbed the "Hot Cop of the Castro" is in pretty deep trouble after a hit-and-run Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Christopher Kohrs, a 38-year-old who gained social media fame for his chiseled good looks, faces two felony charges stemming from an early morning accident that... More »

Dad Ordered to Leave Prison, Son May Take His Place

Juan Silva Sr. falsely confessed to a hit-and-run

(Newser) - Juan Silva Sr. was yesterday ordered to leave prison, though he's just one year into his five-year sentence for a fatal 2013 hit-and-run. His 22-year-old son, Juan Silva, is about to take his place. The reason? The 43-year-old Milwaukee man gave a false confession to protect his son, who... More »

Could Girl's Nightmares Hold Truth of Mom's Death?

Elisa's visions of a white van coincide with similar reports

(Newser) - When Natali Castellanos-Tyler died after her car slid off a road near her home in Chesterfield County, Va., in late February, investigators blamed roads wet with sleet for what they thought was a one-car accident. But the mother of three's young daughter Elisa, who was in the car and... More »

Paparazzo Hits Ryan Reynolds With Car, Flees

Reynolds is OK, publicist says

(Newser) - Ryan Reynolds was the victim of a hit-and-run in a hotel parking lot, his publicist and Vancouver police said yesterday. "While walking, Ryan was struck by a paparazzi driving a car through an underground parking garage," publicist Leslie Sloane said. "The man fled the scene. Ryan is... More »

Driver Kills Twins, 3rd Girl, Out Trick-or-Treating

Police still looking for hit-and-run driver

(Newser) - Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection last night. The girls were in a crosswalk near an elementary school in Santa Ana when an SUV with two men inside hit them about 6:45pm, police and fire officials said.... More »

Dreyfuss' Wife Busted in Alleged DUI, Hit-and-Run

Svetlana Dreyfuss allegedly ran into fence, water line, then drove off

(Newser) - Richard Dreyfuss' wife, Svetlana, was arrested earlier this month in an alleged drunk-driving hit-and-run, law enforcement sources reveal to TMZ . On June 2, Svetlana allegedly ran into a fence, severed a high-pressure water line, and then drove off, they say. San Diego County sheriff's deputies tracked her down two... More »

'Pippi Longstocking' Busted in Triple Hit and Run

Seems Tami Erin is not having the greatest time lately

(Newser) - Things seem to have gone downhill for Tami Erin since she played Pippi Longstocking in the '80s: The actress was arrested yesterday for felony hit and run ... while allegedly driving drunk, TMZ reports. Erin is accused of hitting three cars in LA—in three separate incidents, not all at... More »

Car Charges Crowded LA Beach, Kills 1

Police have suspect in custody in Venice Beach rampage

(Newser) - A rapidly accelerating car driven by a young man screeched across a sidewalk and straight into a crowd enjoying one of Southern California's most popular boardwalks, killing one person, injuring 11, and leaving the promenade in chaos as he sped out of sight. The victim died at a hospital... More »

NYC Hit-Run Fugitive: I'm Really Not a Bad Guy

Source says Julio Acevedo doesn't have money for lawyer

(Newser) - Despite the fact that the man suspected of killing an expectant Brooklyn couple and their baby in a hit-and-run accident promised yesterday to turn himself in, police are still searching for Julio Acevedo. The Hasidic Jewish community victims Nachman and Raizy Glauber belonged to is offering a $15,000 reward... More »

'Miracle Baby' in NYC Hit-and-Run Dies

Son of Nachman and Raizy Glauber was just 4 pounds

(Newser) - The "miracle baby" who survived the Brooklyn hit-and-run that killed his parents yesterday has died, CBS New York reports. Nachman and Raizy Glauber were en route to the hospital around 12:30am because Raizy "was not feeling well," a cousin tells the AP . Raizy was just seven... More »

Witnesses: Driver Kept Plowing Into Families

Series of hit-and-runs leaves one dead, 11 injured

(Newser) - A series of hit-and-run incidents in the Welsh city of Cardiff killed a woman yesterday and injured 11 other pedestrians, including seven children. Witnesses described a motorist deliberately driving into families walking home from school. South Wales Police said a 32-year-old woman had been killed, and other victims were taken... More »

Ex-US Ambassador Busted in Hit-and-Run

Ryan Crocker pleaded not guilty, despite blood-alcohol twice legal limit

(Newser) - The former US ambassador to Afghanistan has been busted for drunken driving and hit-and-run after crashing into a semi truck, reports AP . Ryan Crocker pleaded not guilty to the charges, despite registering a blood-alcohol level at nearly twice the legal limit, said law enforcement authorities. Crocker, who was driving a... More »

Hit-And-Run Driver: I Was Afraid Ice Cream Would Melt

Flora Burkhart didn't have time to stop after rear-ending pickup

(Newser) - When cops showed up at Flora Burkhart's house asking her why she didn't stop after rear-ending a pickup truck on her way home Sunday night, she had quite an interesting excuse: "I left because I did not want my ice cream to melt." The 58-year-old Arkansas... More »

LiLo: I Didn't Hit Anyone

TMZ alleges that Lohan hit a guy, drove off

(Newser) - While attempting to leave a Hollywood club early this morning, Lindsay Lohan allegedly struck the manager of a nearby lounge with her Porsche … and then left the scene. LiLo found herself blocked into a parking lot by paparazzi and other onlookers when her car reportedly lightly tapped the Hookah... More »

Felony Charges Dropped in Hit-and-Run...

...so that a Morgan Stanley wealth manager can keep job

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Colorado want Martin Joel Erzinger to keep his job as a financial manager to the ultra-wealthy—so they dropped felony charges against him in a hit-and-run case. Erzinger, 52, will instead face two misdemeanor charges for allegedly hitting bicyclist Dr. Steven Milo on July 3 and then fleeing... More »

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