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Mom, Son Killed on Same Stretch of Road 8 Months Apart

No charges filed yet in hit-and-run that killed Tyler Pittard, 13

(Newser) - Tragedy struck twice in the space of eight months on the same stretch of road for a Florida family. Authorities say 13-year-old Tyler Pittard was killed in a hit-and-run Saturday night on US Highway 19 near Palmetto, when a Chevy Silverado hit a group walking on the shoulder and kept... More »

Tourists Run Over, Killed at Washington Swimming Hole

Police say suspect was driving drunk

(Newser) - Two German tourists visiting family in nearby Portland, Oregon, were run over and killed by a local man as they sunbathed by a swimming hole, police in Washington state said Wednesday. Police arrested David E. Croswell, 71, of Washougal, Washington, and held him on suspicion of vehicular homicide while driving... More »

He Fled Home to Saudi Arabia Before US Trial. It Worked

State Department says there's not much it can do to bring back Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah

(Newser) - A man accused of killing an Oregon teenager in a hit-and-run crash appears to be in the clear after he fled home to Saudi Arabia— apparently with his government's help . The State Department says there is little it can do to force Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah to return to America... More »

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... More »

Saudi Faced US Trial in Teen's Death. Then an SUV Showed Up

Feds think Saudi Arabia got Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah out of country: 'Oregonian'

(Newser) - It's another controversial case involving Saudi Arabia and the US. This time, as the Oregonian reports, federal authorities think the kingdom helped a 21-year-old man awaiting trial in a fatal hit-and-run flee the United States and return home. In August 2016, police in Portland say Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah illegally... More »

Woman's Freeway Stunt in Heels Ends Badly

She wanted to prove she could run fast, but got hit by an SUV

(Newser) - A woman trying to prove she could run quickly in heels didn't run fast enough Saturday: The unidentified woman, who'd been asked if she could run in the shoes she was wearing, had nearly crossed Interstate 35 after leaving an Austin bar around 2:30am when she was... More »

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... More »

Driver Who Killed 4-Year-Old in 1968 Suffers Similar Fate

Douglas Parkhurst killed in odd baseball-field incident in Sanford, Maine

(Newser) - Witnesses say a 68-year-old pushed children to safety before being killed by a driver who careened onto a baseball field in Sanford, Maine, on the night of June 1. Some 400 miles away, the news is bringing relief to one family, reports the Washington Post . The Portland Press Herald has... More »

Cop Car Hits Stephon Clark Protester in 'Hit and Run'

'If I did that I'd be charged,' demonstrator says

(Newser) - Tensions flared Saturday at a vigil for Stephon Clark in Sacramento when a sheriff's vehicle knocked over a protester and drove off, the Sacramento Bee reports. The protester, Amanda Cleveland, lay motionless on the street until taken to hospital, and was later released with bruises on her head and... More »

NYC Driver Plows Into 4 People, Killing 1

(Newser) - Police say a man driving down a New York City street struck at least four people, reports the AP , killing one and critically injuring three. Police say the driver targeted the victims in Queens and fled after striking them around 4:45am Sunday. Witnesses tell CBS New York that one... More »

Man Survives Vegas Bloodbath Only to Die on Nevada Highway

Roy McClellan was killed in a hit-and-run just weeks after shooting

(Newser) - "I don't understand why he wasn't taken at the shooting, but a month later he was taken this way," Denise McClellan tells CNN of her husband, Roy, who survived the Las Vegas massacre on Oct. 1 only to succumb to another tragedy. Roy McClellan was killed... More »

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"... More »

Video Shows Motorcyclist Kick Car, Then a Crash

A non-involved driver was hospitalized with multiple injuries

(Newser) - One person was hospitalized following a dangerous apparent road-rage incident that was caught on video Wednesday in California, KTLA reports. Tim Morrison and Chris Traber were on their way to work in Santa Clarita when they saw a car cut off a motorcycle. The situation looked like it was escalating,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

Law Might Be Finally Catching Up to Red Bull Heir

5 years after fatal hit-and-run, arrest warrant will be sought

(Newser) - An heir to the Red Bull fortune failed to show up Thursday to face charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a Thai police officer almost five years ago , as Bangkok prosecutors declared they would now seek a warrant for his arrest, the AP reports. Prayuth Petchkhun, a deputy spokesman... More »

Bachelor Star Called 911 After Fatal Hit-and-Run

Chris Soules then allegedly fled the scene

(Newser) - Former Bachelor star Chris Soules called 911 to report his crash that killed a fellow Iowa farmer , seeking medical help for the man before he allegedly left the scene, the AP reports. Soules told the dispatcher that he "rear-ended a guy on a tractor" with his pickup truck Monday... More »

Bachelor Chris Soules Jailed After Fatal Crash

He allegedly fled after his truck hit a tractor in Iowa

(Newser) - Former Bachelor Chris Soules is in custody after what police describe as a fatal hit and run in Iowa Monday night. Police say Soules, 35, was driving a pickup truck that collided with the back end of a tractor around 8pm near Aurora, reports KWWL . Both vehicles landed in a... More »

Red Bull Heir Accused of Killing Cop Still Lives in Luxury

Expert says his jet-set life shows 'culture of impunity' for wealthy

(Newser) - The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop , dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a trail of brake fluid into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families. The prosecution of... 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 »

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