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Suspect in Hit-and-Run That Left Kids Dead Has Outburst in Court

Sean Charles Greer, 27, ordered held without bond

(Newser) - The driver accused of hitting a group of six children at a bus stop , killing two of them, was arrested Tuesday after allegedly fleeing the scene of the Monday afternoon crash in Wilton Manors, Fla. Police used a bumper left at the scene and a partial VIN to track him...

Driver Trying to Get Around Bus Hits 6 Kids, Killing 2

Hit-and-run is under investigation in Florida

(Newser) - In a horrific Monday afternoon incident in Florida, two children were killed and another four injured, two of them critically, at a bus stop in Wilton Manors. Witnesses tell the South Florida Sun-Sentinel a car swerved in front of a bus in an attempt to get around it as it...

Woman Sentenced for 'Devastating' Hate Crimes Against 2 Kids

Nicole Poole Franklin gets another 25 years behind bars

(Newser) - In May, a Des Moines woman received 25 years behind bars for state charges of attempted murder. She just got 25 more, this time thanks to a new sentencing on two federal hate crimes. Iowa's News Now reports that 43-year-old Nicole Poole Franklin, who admitted that in 2019 she...

Gone Girl Actress Dies After Hit-and-Run

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Actress Lisa Banes Dies After Hit-and-Run

Known for roles in 'Gone Girl' and 'Cocktail'

(Newser) - Actress Lisa Banes has died from the injuries she suffered in a hit-and-run collision in New York City earlier this month, reports People . The 65-year-old had been hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury since June 4, when a motorized scooter struck her as she crossed a street on the Upper...

Cops: Driver Knocked 2 People Off Bridge, Fled

Police in Wilkesboro, NC, are seeking driver in deadly hit-and-run

(Newser) - North Carolina police are seeking a driver in a hit-and-run that left two people dead over the weekend. Per the State , the bodies of a male and female were found Sunday around 2:30pm under Wilkesboro's Curtis Bridge, which passes over the Yadkin River. Local police said in a...

Cops: Driver Who Killed Minaj's Father Knew What He Did

Charles Polevich asked man if he was OK but didn't call for help, police say

(Newser) - A 70-year-old man arrested Wednesday in the hit-and-run death of rapper Nicki Minaj’s father stopped briefly to ask the injured man if he was OK but didn't call for help, police say. Charles Polevich faces charges of leaving the scene of an incident and tampering with physical evidence...

Nicki Minaj's Dad Killed in Hit-and-Run

Robert Maraj was struck on Long Island Friday night

(Newser) - A tragedy for rapper Nicki Minaj, whose father was killed Friday night by a hit-and-run driver in New York. Robert Maraj, 64, was walking in the roadway in Mineola on Long Island when a driver hit him and fled the scene, police say. He was initially listed as being in...

Ex-Pitcher Charged in Boys' Crosswalk Deaths

Scott Erickson was allegedly racing with woman who hit brothers in suburban LA crosswalk

(Newser) - Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Scott Erickson has been charged with reckless driving in connection to a hit-and-run in Southern California that killed two boys last year, per the AP . The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said Erickson, 52, has been charged with one misdemeanor count of reckless driving....

Police: Man Killed After Being Run Over by 3 Drivers

Jose Fuentes died in South Los Angeles on Sunday night

(Newser) - Hit-and-runs are tragic but not entirely uncommon. What happened to Jose Fuentes was. The Los Angeles Police Department says the 50-year-old was hit and killed by three successive hit-and-run drivers on Sunday night. Fox 11 reports Fuentes was crossing the intersection of 77th Street and Central Avenue in South Los...

Interpol Issues Highest-Level Alert for Red Bull Heir

There's now a 'red notice' for Vorayuth Yoovidhya regarding charges over 2012 hit-and-run

(Newser) - Last month, Thai officials warned they might tap into Interpol in their search for Vorayuth Yoovidhya, the Red Bull heir who fled the country in 2017 to avoid charges regarding a hit-and-run that left a Bangkok motorcycle cop dead. They've made good on that promise, per the New York ...

Thailand Resurrects 8-Year-Old Case Against Red Bull Heir

Thai PM orders investigation into fatal 2012 hit-and-run involving Vorayuth 'Boss' Yoovidhya

(Newser) - Thailand's prime minister responded Wednesday to growing public furor by ordering a probe into the dropping of criminal charges against a Thai heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, accused of killing a policeman in a hit-and-run accident eight years ago. The case involving Vorayuth Yoovidhya, whose family...

Police Say Driver Ran Over Boy Just Before Hitting Teen

Woman now faces hate crime charge, as well

(Newser) - Police in Iowa have added a hate crime to the attempted murder charge facing a driver who officials said told them she ran over a 14-year-old girl because the teenager was Mexican. Nicole Marie Poole Franklin of Des Moines now faces another attempted murder charge, as well. Des Moines police...

As Officer Inspected Manhole Cover, He Was Hit and Killed

Woman allegedly fled the scene of the accident

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman accused of fatally striking a Chattanooga police officer and then leaving the scene Saturday night is now in police custody. Police say Janet Elaine Hinds, 54, was speeding in the rain on Hamil Road just after 11pm when she crossed the double center line, hit a sign...

Driver Drags Woman to Death Over $35 Manicure

Nhu Nguyen, 53, was reportedly struck and killed as a woman drove off without paying

(Newser) - A Las Vegas nail salon owner was reportedly dragged to death by a driver whose credit card had just been declined for a $35 manicure. Per the Las Vegas Review-Journal , 53-year-old Nhu Nguyen was working at Crystal Nails & Spa on Saturday when the suspect's card failed to work....

After Hit-and-Run Kills Cyclist, Redditors Step In

Internet users identify vehicle part left behind at scene

(Newser) - Susan Rainwater was riding her bicycle in Eatonville, Wash., last Thursday morning when a vehicle came up from behind, veered off the road, and fatally struck the 66-year-old. The driver then left her for dead, police say; a passerby later found her body in a ditch after spotting her crumpled...

Ax-Wielding Driver Fatally Rams Pedestrians

Police have arrested suspect in San Francisco

(Newser) - One person was killed when a driver rammed into a group of pedestrians in San Francisco after threatening them with an ax, CBS SF reports. Police say the incident started shortly before 10:30am Wednesday when the driver got into a physical altercation with a group of people. A witness...

Family Says Son Died After Lyft Driver Left Him on Freeway

23-year-old Justin Lavelle killed by hit-and-run driver Jan. 31

(Newser) - The California Highway Patrol is investigating after a 23-year-old Lyft passenger somehow ended up on a Los Angeles freeway, where he was killed by a hit-and-run driver, CBS Los Angeles reports. According to NBC Los Angeles , Justin Lavelle was taking a Lyft from West Hollywood to Long Beach early Jan....

Accused Red Bull Heir's Trail Has Gone Cold

Another of the charges against Vorayuth Yoovidhya has effectively expired

(Newser) - As a hit-and-run charge effectively expires, the whereabouts of an heir to the Red Bull energy-drink empire accused of killing a Bangkok police officer five years ago remain unknown. The fugitive, whose family is worth billions, has apparently found a way to disappear. The AP recently confirmed Vorayuth "Boss"...

Tribe Thinks Fatal Hit-and-Run Is a Hate Crime

Says witness heard accused yell racial slurs; cops say there's no evidence

(Newser) - A 31-year-old man was charged Tuesday with second-degree homicide after he allegedly drove over two young men at a Washington campground, one of whom later died. But the Quinault Indian Nation believes he should also be charged with a hate crime. Based on a firsthand account from a "tribal...

Red Bull Heir's Passport to Be Revoked in Hit-and-Run Case

Vorayuth 'Boss' Yoovidhya lived in luxury for years after the accident

(Newser) - Thai authorities said Thursday they will revoke the passport of a fugitive heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who is wanted on deadly hit-and-run charges, the AP reports. Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya flew to Singapore two days before he was due to appear before prosecutors last month, but...

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