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Socialite Sentenced in Hit-and-Run Deaths of 2 Boys

Rebecca Grossman gets 15 years to life

(Newser) - A Southern California socialite was sentenced Monday to 15 years to life in prison for the hit-and-run deaths of two young brothers in a crosswalk more than three years ago. Authorities said Rebecca Grossman, wife of a prominent Los Angeles burn doctor, fatally struck Mark Iskander, 11, and brother Jacob,...

Wild Hit-and-Run Crash Caught on Video

Driver fled the scene, is still being sought in Milwaukee

(Newser) - A dramatic hit-and-run collision was caught on video by a Milwaukee WTMJ-TV news crew that just happened to be filming in the area when it took place Sunday night. The crew was reporting on a shooting in the neighborhood when a vehicle sped by down the street. The driver, who...

Jury Returns Conviction in Boys' Crosswalk Deaths

Prosecutors say Rebecca Grossman had been racing former MLB player after drinks

(Newser) - A Southern California woman has been found guilty in the deaths of two young brothers who were in a crosswalk when Rebecca Grossman's car struck them in 2020. A jury convicted her of two counts of murder, two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, and one count of hit-and-run, the...

He Was Hit by 3 Different Cars. None of the Drivers Stopped

He was pronounced dead at the scene in LA

(Newser) - "He was breathing. He was trying to get up." That's what a Los Angeles business owner said after watching video taken by his surveillance camera of a pedestrian who was hit by a car late Friday night. That car didn't stop. Neither did the second car...

Family Decries Cyclist's 'Sick' Murder by Laughing Teens

Jesus Ayala, Jzamir Keys accused of intentionally striking Andreas Probst, others in Las Vegas

(Newser) - "Ready?" says the driver as a car speeds up behind a cyclist in a designated bike lane in Las Vegas. "Yeah, hit his ass," says his passenger, who is filming with his cellphone. A chuckle is heard just before the vehicle strikes Andreas "Andy" Probst , a...

Newspaper Is Victim of Hate Campaign Over Bogus Reason

Online critics falsely accuse 'Las Vegas Review-Journal,' issue threats to reporter

(Newser) - A Las Vegas newspaper is being viciously attacked online for its coverage of an alleged murder of a retired police chief, with critics guilty of either a misunderstanding or a deliberate attempt to mislead, per the AP . The "firehose of hatred" has led the Las Vegas Review-Journal to sift...

Cops: He Hit 2 Cyclists, Then Made the Next Hit a Fatal One

Juvenile in Huntington Beach, California, charged with homicide after 70-year-old cyclist died

(Newser) - A juvenile driver in Huntington Beach, California, is accused of running down three cyclists within 45 minutes on Sunday, killing one. The cyclists were struck in separate incidents less than a mile apart, KTLA reports. The first incident occurred around 10pm when a cyclist was struck in a crosswalk by...

Hit-and-Run Victim Is a Pedestrian Safety Advocate

Stephen Grasty, who fronted a 2013 Street Smart campaign, suffers broken leg, vertebra

(Newser) - You could once see Stephen Grasty's face, with a thick black tire mark running from top to bottom, on billboards and buses across Washington, DC. In 2013, Grasty became the face of Street Smart, a pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign that urged drivers to yield to walkers and cyclists...

NFL Veteran Charged With Hit-and-Run, Striking Witness

Police: Bystander said driver slapped her across the face

(Newser) - An NFL veteran faces multiple charges in South Carolina after police said he drove a pickup truck into four vehicles, struck a woman in the face, and fled the scene. Robert Quinn, a defensive back, turned himself in to Summerville police on Friday, per Yahoo Sports . The charges against Quinn...

One-Star Google Review a Clue in Fatal Hit-and-Run

The man who left it witnessed the Florida crime

(Newser) - "The last thing I saw before I shut my eyes was the side of the truck." That's the recollection of Tiffany Fletcher, who was headed to a saloon in Riverview, Florida, with her boyfriend on June 9 when a truck made a U-turn into their lane. She...

She Refused Ride From Drunk Coworker, Still Ended Up Dead

Cops: Madison Faltisco fatally struck by Joshua Schiano as she walked home in Clay, NY

(Newser) - After a night out, an upstate New York woman refused to get into a vehicle with her intoxicated coworker, saying she would rather walk home, a journey of between 3 and 4 miles. "She didn't get very far," USA Today reports. After walking less than a quarter...

Taylor Swift Fans Make $13 Donations After Man's Death

Jacob Lewis was struck by allegedly drunk driver after leaving Swift's Houston concert

(Newser) - A Houston man is facing a felony murder charge after he allegedly struck and killed a man who'd just left a Taylor Swift concert. Jacob Lewis, 20, and his 26-year-old sister departed Houston's NRG Stadium early Saturday only to have their vehicle break down on the Southwest Freeway....

Man Kneeling at Friend's Memorial Killed in Hit and Run

Michael Berry was visiting a memorial that had been erected on State Road 415

(Newser) - A Florida man lost his life at the very spot where a friend had died two years prior—with both having been killed in the same way. Sanford resident Michael Berry, 42, was at the roadside memorial honoring his late friend on April 12 when Berry was struck and...

She Flagged Down Cops, Was 'Victimized' Herself

City of Scottsdale settles with Yessenia Garcia for $200K after wrongful hit-and-run arrest

(Newser) - An Arizona woman has been granted a $200,000 settlement from the city of Scottsdale and its police department after she says she was wrongfully arrested for a hit-and-run nearly three years ago. "Yessenia is totally innocent," Benjamin Taylor, the attorney for Yessenia Garcia, tells the Washington Post...

Woman Dies After Rideshare Driver Leaves Her on Interstate

Woman was struck on busy road in Colorado

(Newser) - A woman is dead following a hit-and-run on I-25 in Thornton, Colorado, a Denver suburb. The suspected driver is now under arrest, but as CBS News reports, many people—at least on social media—are "focusing their anger on the rideshare driver" who left the victim and her friends...

Despite Lies, Man Who Killed Gone Girl Actor Gets Light Sentence

Brian Boyd struck Lisa Banes on a New York street

(Newser) - The man who hit Gone Girl actor Lisa Banes with his moped on a New York street, killing her, was on Wednesday sentenced to one to three years behind bars, the New York Daily News reports. Brian Boyd had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in September, but prosecutors said that after...

Teen's Final Act: Pushing Sister Out of Harm's Way

'He's my hero,' mom says of 13-year-old Tyler Phillips of Long Island, NY

(Newser) - The family of a Long Island teen who was killed during a hit-and-run earlier this month is lauding his final act: saving his sister. NBC New York reports that on Oct. 12, the day after he turned 13, Tyler Phillips of Medford, NY, and his sister Krystal Randolph, also 13,...

Driver in Death of Nicki Minaj's Father Gets 1 Year

Charles Polevich says he is 'heartsick' over hit-and-run that killed Robert Maraj

(Newser) - Update: The driver who killed rapper Nicki Minaj's father in a hit-and-run accident last year has been sentenced to a year in jail—the maximum that Judge Howard Sturim said he would receive under a plea deal. Charles Polevich, 72, who surrendered to police days after the February 2021...

Cops: Driver Hit Woman, Dragged Her 8 Miles

Pedestrian, 29, was fatally struck at an intersection in Fresno

(Newser) - Police in central California were searching Friday for the driver of a pickup truck that struck a woman walking her dog and kept going, dragging her more than 8 miles to a hotel parking lot, where she was found dead. The 29-year-old woman was pushing a shopping cart and had...

Actor David Koechner Charged Over NYE Arrest

'Anchorman' actor allegedly committed a hit-and-run while driving under influence

(Newser) - David Koechner of The Office and Anchorman fame is facing charges of hit and run and driving under the influence following an arrest on New Year's Eve. The actor, also known for roles in The Goldbergs, American Dad, and F Is for Family, faces up to a year in...

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