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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...

Teen on Joyride Allegedly Killed Runner, Then Laughed About It

15-year-old charged in juvenile court with felony murder of Greg Moore

(Newser) - A 15-year-old girl took her godmother's vehicle out for a joyride without permission, then decided to "scare" a runner by hitting and ultimately killing him, according to prosecutors in Washington state, who've filed criminal charges of second-degree felony murder and felony hit-and-run. Charging documents allege the 15-year-old...

Man Who Killed High School Runners Learns Fate

It's 3 consecutive life sentences for Oklahoma's Max Townsend

(Newser) - An Oklahoma man will likely never leave prison again after plowing his truck into a high school cross-country team , killing three and injuring four, on the day after his own son's death. Kolby Crum, 18; Rachel Freeman, 17; and Yuridia Martinez, 16, died as a result of the Feb....

Popular Podcaster Struck, Killed in LA Intersection

Mat George was beloved, funny voice on She Rates Dogs

(Newser) - Mat George, the likable host of popular podcast She Rates Dogs has died. George was crossing a street in Los Angeles very early Saturday morning when he was struck by a car and killed. Police say it was a hit and run, the New York Times reports. The humorous podcast...

SC Double Murder Probe Leads to Teen's Unsolved Death

Rumors claimed Paul Murdaugh was linked to 2015 death in apparent hit and run

(Newser) - South Carolina state police say information gained in the investigation into the double murder of a prosecutor's wife and son now has them looking at a teenager's unsolved death. The State Law Enforcement Division confirmed Tuesday that it has opened an investigation into the 2015 death of 19-year-old...

You 'Looked at Those Dead and Dying Girls ... and You Ran'

California hit-and-run leaves 3 girls dead, 1 in critical condition

(Newser) - Three girls are dead and another is fighting for her life after a hit-and-run along a California highway. The pedestrians—two of whom were in wheelchairs, pushed by the other two —were out for a walk when they were struck in the north lane of Camp Rock Road, 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...

8 Years After Fatal Crash, Red Bull Heir Is Off the Hook

Vorayuth Yoovidhya killed a Bangkok cop in a 2012 hit-and-run

(Newser) - Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya is now free to return to Thailand, the country he fled after killing a Bangkok motorcycle cop while speeding in his Ferrari nearly a decade ago. Police said Friday that they were dropping the final outstanding charge against the 37-year-old—reckless driving resulting in death—...

Cop Suspended for 'Unfathomable' Post on Dead Protester

'All Lives Splatter' post has Mike Brown in hot water after Summer Taylor's death in Seattle

(Newser) - A cousin of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee who's been a cop for 40 years has been suspended over inflammatory online posts following the death of a protester in Seattle. Summer Taylor, 24, was hit by a car on a closed freeway Saturday and later died ; Mike Brown, a King...

Protester Hit by Driver on Freeway Has Died

Summer Taylor was only 24 years old

(Newser) - One of two people hit by a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality has died, the AP reports. Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle died Saturday evening at Harborview Medical Center, spokesperson Susan Gregg said. Taylor and Diaz Love, 32,...

Cops: Driver Deliberately Killed Professor Walking Dog

Des Moines man charged with murder

(Newser) - A college professor in Des Moines, Iowa was walking her dog Sunday morning when she was deliberately killed by a man driving a speeding pickup truck, police say. Lauren Rice, 38, who taught English and literature at Des Moines Area Community College, was pronounced dead at the scene along with...

Couple's 'Nightmare' Uber Driver: 'I Have Never Been That Scared'

With 2 passengers in car, Olufemi S. Olomola is accused of chasing another driver

(Newser) - It wasn't the date John Murray and Tameka Swann expected, or wanted. WTVR and CNN report that the husband and wife from Richmond, Va., were picked up by an Uber around 8pm Monday to take them to dinner, but the night started off with a jolt when someone rear-ended...

Cops: Death of Murdered Student's Father 'Unexplained'

John Kercher suffered fatal injuries in suspected hit-and-run in London

(Newser) - More heartbreak for the Kercher family: John Kercher, father of murdered British student Meredith Kercher, has died after a suspected hit-and-run near his London home. The 77-year-old journalist and children's book author was found on the sidewalk in Croydon, south London on Jan. 13 with injuries including a broken...

Husband Goes After Wife's Killer—and Finds This

Rod Richardson's wife Brenda died in a hit-and-run in Southern California

(Newser) - A California man whose wife was killed in a hit-and-run may have tracked down the killer all by himself, NBC Los Angeles reports. Rod Richardson's wife Brenda, 48, died Thursday in Corona after a white Lexus hit her motorcycle the day before. For Rod and their children, the grief...

Driver Kills High School Runner a Day After Son's Death: Cops
'Unbearable': 2 Teens Dead
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'Unbearable': 2 Teens Dead After Pickup Hits Runners

Driver Max Townsend's son had been killed in a car accident the previous day

(Newser) - Oklahoma's Max Townsend lost his 29-year-old son in a car accident on Sunday. A day later, police say he plowed his pickup into a group of teenage runners, and two of the teens have since died, reports ABC News . Townsend is in custody and suspected of drunk driving as...

The 'Happiest Day of Her Life' Might Also Be the Worst

Mississippi woman loses unborn child in crash following baby shower

(Newser) - The day had been about celebrating Mashayla Harper and the unborn child she was expected to deliver within weeks. But that expectation was dashed by the day's end. Harper was driving home from her Mississippi baby shower around 6pm Saturday when she was struck head-on by a hit-and-run driver,...

Dozens of Drivers Pass Body in Street After Hit-and-Run

Pedestrian was likely hit during street race: police

(Newser) - A pedestrian struck by a car lay in a Los Angeles street while dozens of vehicles just drove around him, until someone finally stopped to help. Neri Ramires Chalo, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene, ABC News reports. Police suspect he was hit during a street race Friday night....

Her Parents Were Watching Her Play When Tragedy Struck

Giselle Quiroz was reportedly playing in a driveway when fatal hit-and-run occurred

(Newser) - They were watching their daughter, not yet 2, play outside when the unthinkable happened. As Giselle Quiroz was in the driveway of her family's Indianapolis home around 6:30pm Sunday, a gray four-door sedan driving close to the curb struck the toddler, then fled the scene, report the Indianapolis ...

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