Showing posts with label fatal hit and run. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fatal hit and run. Show all posts

Monday, August 19, 2019

Woman drove off after disabled veteran using walker was killed

Disabled vet killed in Riviera wreck couldn’t ‘come out of nowhere,’ family says

The Palm Beach Post
By Olivia Hitchcock
Posted Aug 16, 2019

Edward Alvin, who served in the U.S. Army, used a walker after injuries sustained in a crash years prior. He died in a wreck Aug. 9 on Silver Beach Road.

RIVIERA BEACH — Edward Alvin couldn’t “come out of nowhere” if he tried, his wife said.

The disabled veteran used a walker due to injuries sustained in a crash years prior. He needed multiple surgeries to his hips, knee and abdomen for him even to be able to do that, Sharell Alvin said.

Edward Michael Alvin, 40, was hit and killed Friday night while walking along Silver Beach Road. The woman accused of hitting him told a passerby that Alvin “came out of nowhere.”

Then the woman drove off.
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Friday, July 12, 2019

Driver backed up to get around body of veteran he hit before driving off

77-year-old Army veteran in motorized scooter hit, killed by minivan in hit-and-run crash

By: Michael Paluska
Jul 09, 2019
"The driver was going way too fast, and the driver knew that he hit him never got out of his vehicle backed up a little bit to basically get around the body or around the wheelchair or the scooter and proceeded westbound down Moog Road," Zimmerman said.
HOLIDAY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash in Pasco County.

Troopers tell us they located a 90-year-old man who is a person of interest along with the minivan they believe was involved in the fatal hit and run. The person of interest lives five blocks away from where 77-year-old Larry Small was hit and killed.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a call of a crash involving a pedestrian on a motorized wheelchair and a Dodge minivan just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.

The incident happened on Moog Road at Pinehurst Drive.

Troopers say Small, of Holiday, was hit by a 1991 Dodge minivan as he entered the intersection. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the minivan drove away after striking Small.

That vehicle has since been seized as evidence.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Army Veteran Killed By Hit and Run Driver in Katy Texas

Veteran riding bicycle killed in hit-and-run crash in Katy

Click 2 Houston
By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor, Phil Archer - Reporter
October 30, 2018
Lavergne-Profit served in the U.S. Army as heavy equipment operator beginning in 2002, including a tour in Afghanistan. After she returned home she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
KATY, Texas - A troubled Army veteran was killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday night as she rode her bicycle on a poorly lit road in Katy. Now her family and police want answers.
The crash was reported at 11:50 p.m. in the 2300 block of Elrod Road.

Investigators said Tonashia Lavergne-Profit was riding a bicycle, which was not equipped with the required lighting, in the middle southbound lane when a dark-colored pickup truck struck her. The pickup fled the scene without calling for help, officials said.

Lavergne-Profit was found dead at the scene, officials said. Investigators believe Lavergne-Profit died instantly.
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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Fort Hood Soldier victim of hit and run after trying to help some else

Woman killed, soldier injured after 2 consecutive hit-and-run crashes
Meredith Digial Staff
August 4, 2018
A Good Samaritan, Kalen Lawson, 20, of Fort Hood, Texas, who is also an active duty member of the U.S. Army, stopped to help the woman. As he was helping the woman, another vehicle traveling on N Galloway, hit and struck Lawson and the woman he was helping. The woman died at the scene of the crash.
LAKELAND, Fla. (Meredith/WFTS) -- A woman is dead and a Good Samaritan U.S. Army soldier coming to her aid was seriously injured after two consecutive hit-and-runs in Polk County on Thursday morning.

One of the drivers, 20-year-old Corey Wesley Jones of Lakeland, was arrested in the case. He is also known as "DB Da Kid," and is a rapper. He was driving a 2002 black GMC SUV and left the scene after hitting 40-year-old Kelli Black.

Sheriff Grady Judd said at a press conference on Thursday that he had spoken to Jones and Jones has promised to turn himself in. Now he has been taken into custody and charged with the leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury and reckless driving with serious bodily injury.
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Homeless veteran killed by hit and run driver

Your Stories: Final honor for homeless former Marine
CBS 8 News
Video Report By Monique Griego
Jul 03, 2018

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — News 8 has an update on a story we first brought you last week about a homeless former Marine killed in a hit-and-run accident. Deryck Bacon's widow reached out for help because she wanted her husband buried with honor.

And several San Diego groups answered the call.

When News 8 shared the story of Bacon - a 59-year-old homeless veteran who'd been killed - the circumstances surrounding his death struck a chord within the community.
"This one was a particularly tragic story," said Michael McConnell, a homeless advocate in the San Diego area.

"As it turns out, he's a veteran and [he was] just innocently sleeping on the sidewalk because he has no place to call home."
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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Vietnam veteran killed protecting kids from deadly driver

Sanford woman charged after deadly hit-and-run at baseball game
June 3rd 2018
Sharrow's car hit a closed gate and she drove back toward the main gate, where she struck Douglas Parkhurst, 68, of West Newfield before speeding away from the scene.

SANFORD (WGME) -- A Sanford woman faces a manslaughter charge after police say she struck and killed a West Newfield man after driving on to the field of a baseball game Friday night.
Carol Sharrow, 51, was arrested after police said she drove a car on to the field at Goodall Park shortly after 7 p.m. Friday.
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Mandalay Bay Survivor Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver

Man who survived Las Vegas shooting killed in hit-and-run
Associated Press
November 25, 2017

A man who survived the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 concert-goers and injured hundreds in Las Vegas has been killed in a hit-and-run in southern Nevada.

Roy McClellan of Las Vegas was killed Nov. 17 while hitchhiking on State Route 160 in Pahrump, about 50 miles west of Las Vegas.

His widow, Denise McClellan, told KSNV-TV she can't understand why her 52-year-old husband survived the shooting, only to die in a hit-and-run. She says the mass shooting "was messing with his head" and that he was undergoing therapy.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Marine Veteran Victim of Hit-and-Run Crossing Street


Marine Veteran Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in Orange; Video of Car Released

KTLA 5 News
Melissa Palmer, Chip Yost and Kareen Wynter
November 13, 2017

Police in Orange have released video of a vehicle that fled after fatally striking a U.S. Marine veteran – the father of a young girl – last week, and his mother begged for help finding his killer.

Dylan Moran is shown with his daughter in a photo provided to KTLA by his mother.
Dylan Moran, a 25-year-old from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was crossing the street near a gas station when he was struck about 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Moran may have been dragged by an initial vehicle and then struck by a second vehicle, police said Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Orange police at 714-744-7444. 
A friend of Moran created a GoFundMe page to raise money for a memorial and for Moran's daughter, more here

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hit and Run in Florida Killed Michigan Sheriff's Deputy

Michigan sheriff's deputy killed in hit-and-run while vacationing in Florida

October 4, 2017

A 31-year-old Oakland County sheriff's deputy died in a hit-and-run crash in Orlando, Florida, while on vacation with her husband on Sunday, Oct. 1, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office says.
"Forensic Lab Specialist Deputy Jennifer Garringer was crossing a street using a crosswalk and was struck by a vehicle, which initially fled the scene," the sheriff's office said. "A security guard witnessed the accident and was able to track down the suspect's vehicle."
The crash is being investigate by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

DUI Driver Killed Vietnam Veteran--Crowd Captures Driver

DUI Driver Strikes, Kills Vietnam Veteran in Tacony: Police
NBC 10 News
By David Chang and Denise Nakano

NBC10 obtained surveillance video of the suspect being surrounded by residents moments after the crash.
Friends and family are mourning a grandfather and Vietnam War veteran who was struck and killed by an alleged DUI driver only a few blocks away from his home in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

Norm Ewing, 73, was standing on the 6500 block of Torresdale Avenue at 4:23 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a van that dragged him for more than two blocks. The van also struck six cars and plowed through several intersections on Torresdale Avenue.
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

PTSD Canadian Veteran Walked out of Hospital--Killed by Hit and Run Driver

Funeral planned for man killed in car crash while being treated for PTSD:family
Posted Mar 17, 2017
“My brother will have a voice beyond his death, because he believed we’re not doing enough for people who suffer from PTSD,” said LeLievre.
Jackie Deveau, right, pictured in a family handout photo with his wife Lorna, returned to his hometown of Cheticamp, N.S., last year to retire. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Ida LeLievre

CHETICAMP, N.S. – A military veteran who died in an alleged hit and run in Cape Breton will be laid to rest Saturday, as a family member questions how he wound up walking on a highway near the hospital where he was receiving treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Ida LeLievre says her cousin, Jackie Deveau, was struck by a car on Highway 125 near Sydney last Saturday, only two days after checking himself into Cape Breton Regional Hospital for psychological care.

The 54-year-old man died in the same hospital a few hours later, according to police.

“For us, I guess the question is … Where did things go wrong?” LeLievre said.

“Where is that crack in the system that makes it so that people like my brother and so many others end up dead, or end up injuring others, before we do anything about it?”

RCMP say the car continued down the highway through the community of Mira Road without stopping. Investigators are looking for the driver of a grey Volkswagen with damage on its front and passenger side.
"...Deveau was diagnosed with PTSD shortly after assisting in the cleanup of Swissair Flight 111, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Peggy’s Cove in 1998."
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Marine Survived 4 Tours, Killed by Hit and Run Driver

Marine drill instructor killed in hit and run near Camp Lejeune
Marine Corps Times
Jeff Schogol
July 26, 2016

During his 11 years in the Marine Corps, Tooley deployed four times: twice to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan.
Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit and killed Marine Sgt. Michael Andrew Tooley earlier this month in North Carolina.

Marine Sgt. Michael Andrew Tooley was killed on July 16.
(Photo: Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.)
Tooley, 28, was a combat engineer whose duty at the time of his death was as a drill instructor with the support battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, said Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Matthew Finnerty.

Tooley's commander, Lt. Col. Tracy Perry, said "the loss of any Marine under any circumstance is a tragedy, especially in this situation."

"We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Sgt. Tooley,” Perry said. “He was a stellar Marine and will be remembered for his dedication to the Corps and the men and women he served with, as well as those he transformed into the future generation of Marines."
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Marine Laid To Rest Three Months After Being Left to Die

St. Petersburg Marine given proper burial, 3 months after death
WFLA News 8
By Jamel Lanee'
Published: June 23, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Thunderstorms prevented the proper burial of a Marine who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Tampa.

On Thursday, Private First Class Lagarian Sharkey was given the burial he deserved.

It comes three months after his death. Family could not lay him to rest at Bay Pines National Cemetery because of heavy rain.

“I was a bit sad, but I wanted it to be done properly. So today, that’s why we’re here now,” said his mother, Chavon Sharkey.

Vincent and Chavon said their son was the victim of a hit and run. His case remain unsolved.

“No word of who hit him or as to exactly what happened,” said Chavon Sharkey. “So I’m looking for answers to find out what happened that night. If anyone saw anything or heard anything, We want them to come forth and help us.”
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Still No Arrest Made After Fort Hood Solider Killed By Hit and Run Driver

Family honors soldier killed in Austin hit-and-run a year ago
KXAN Staff
Published: April 26, 2016

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Friends and family are remembering a soldier killed in a hit and run one year ago.

Sergeant Derek Pagan was killed while walking along US Highway 183 and Riverside Drive in Southeast Austin last April.

Police think the 29-year-old was hit by a driver who kept on going.

Tuesday night, his family gathered where the crash happened to honor him.

At the time of the crash, Pagan had just re-enlisted in the Army and had been based at Fort Hood for four years.
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Marine Deserved Better Than to Be Left to Die by Hit and Run Driver

Police Continue Search For Man Who Killed Marine In Hit and Run
WJZ CBS Baltimore
By Jessica Kartalija
April 10, 2016

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The search continues for the driver who struck and killed a Marine. The corporal was helping a stranded driver when he was hit.

Marine Corporal William Ferrell was helping a stranded driver change a flat tire when he was hit by a truck along US 15 and Auburn Road. The search for the driver who killed the Marine and then left the scene continues.

“It’s been over six months now and state police still have not given up finding the person responsible for killing Corporal Ferrell that evening in September,” said Elena Russo, Maryland State Police.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Matthew DeRemer Killed New Years was "As Selfless As Possible"

Veteran Matthew DeRemer Killed Hours After Hopeful New Year's Facebook Message
NBC News
by Jon Schuppe
January 4, 2016
They'd been raised in church, but in 2015 he'd grown closer to God, she said. He was an officer in a Christian motorcycle group.
On the morning of New Year's Eve, Iraq war veteran Matthew DeRemer went on Facebook to reflect on a difficult 2015 and outlined his plan to become a better man in the coming year.

The decorated former Marine corporal from St. Petersburg, Florida, had a new job, stronger faith and a renewed drive to help people.

"My goal this year, while battling all obstacles, is to redefine my life by living as selfless as possible," DeRemer, 31, wrote.
Matthew DeRemer
Surgical Technologist at West Bay Surgical Center
December 31, 2015 at 6:06am ·
Last day of 2015!!!! For me I'll be meditating through all I do, on this entire year. I've lost, I've gained, family is closer and tougher than ever before, loved ones lost, and new friends found. There has been many times where I've been found on my knees in prayer for hours (relentless) and other times leading a group of people in prayer, my faith (that I love to share) is an everyday awakening (to me) that people, lives, and circumstances can change for the better OVER TIME. I look back at 2015's huge challenges that I've overcome, shared with others, and have once again found myself... To say thank you and BRING ON 2016, much works to be done!

And I really don't know where I'll end up tonight but I do know where I windup is where I'm meant to be.
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I sincerely doubt God's plan for this veteran was to be hit by someone and left for dead. Seems more like an amazing person left this life because someone didn't care what else he could have done.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Marine Dies in Hit-and-Run While Helping Another Driver

Marine, 21, Dies in Hit-and-Run While Helping Another Driver
NBC Washington
Sep 30, 2015
Ferrell joined the fire department at age 16 and then joined the U.S. Marine Corps, Tyner said. His journey led him to Maryland, where he was promoted to corporal and stationed at Camp David.

A Marine who tried to help the driver of a disabled vehicle in heavy rain Tuesday night in Frederick County was hit and killed by a driver who fled the scene.

Marine Cpl. William Ferrell, 21, stopped to help a driver on northbound Route 15 in Thurmont, Maryland State Police said.

Ferrell, of Carthage, North Carolina, was walking on the shoulder and was just feet from the stranded car when a tractor-trailer or heavy-duty pickup with a car-hauling trailer left the road, striking and killing him.

Witnesses tell police that as they tended to Ferrell, the truck stopped for a few minutes, then pulled away.

Police say the truck likely has damage to its right side.
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Michigan Firefighter-Iraq Veteran Killed After Targeted by Hit-and-run Driver

Newlywed firefighter and Iraq War veteran, 35, killed in 'deliberate' hit-and-run crash while collecting money for charity 
9 September 2015

Dennis Rodeman, seven-year veteran of the Lansing Fire Department, was killed Wednesday while taking part in 'Fill The Boot' fundraising campaign
Police say Rodeman and a 22-year-old driver had some words before the firefighter was mowed down by a pickup truck
Witnesses said the driver of the pickup deliberately circled back and plowed into Rodeman as he was collecting money
Suspect was arrested after a foot chase; he is facing charges of murder and felony fleeing and eluding Rodeman had been a US Marine who served a tour of duty in Fallujah, Iraq; he and his wife of two months, Katherine, were expecting their first child

A Michigan firefighter and Iraq War veteran with a baby on the way has died after being deliberately struck by a hit-and-run driver while collecting donations for charity, according to police.

Dennis Rodeman, a seven-year veteran of the Lansing Fire Department, succumbed to his injuries at an area hospital Wednesday evening, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said.

The 35-year-old Rodeman, who also served in the US Marines in Fallujah, Iraq, according to the mayor, was mowed down at around 3.40pm while taking part in the annual 'Fill The Boot' fundraising campaign benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sgt. Kyesha Lashell Harris-Foster Died 2 Months After Hit And Run

Killeen: Soldier Dies Two Months After Hit-And-Run
KWTX Our Town Texas News
By: Ethan Hutchins

KILLEEN (July 27, 2015) Police continue to search for a hit-and-run driver after a Fort Hood soldier who was struck by a vehicle in May died over the weekend.

Sgt. Kyesha Lashell Harris-Foster, 28, was hit early May 25 by a car while walking along South Fort Hood Street in Killeen.

The driver of the car that hit her did not stop.

Several people did, however, and were helping the 28-year-old victim when another car, whose driver couldn't see what was happening, struck Harris-Foster, pinning her beneath the car, the police said.

The car also struck a woman who had come to the victim's aid.

That driver did stop.

On Saturday, just two months after the accident, Harris-Foster died at a local hospital.
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Police Search for Hit and Run Driver Who Killed VIetnam Veteran

This story really has my blood boiling. How could anyone just leave this veteran to die on the street? Considering I just dropped off a new mailbox to replace my neighbor's box I hit yesterday morning, it is sickening to read about someone not even caring they hit a person.
Police release details regarding hit-and-run that killed Vietnam Vet
By Staff Report
Published: February 20, 2015

SAVANNAH, GA (WJCL) — Major Accident investigation Team (MAIT) officers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department have narrowed their search for a truck involved in a Jan. 4 hit-and-run to a red Chevrolet.

Investigators are looking for a red 1999 or 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe or Suburban with damage to its front end on the right side as the vehicle that struck and killed a Florida man on Abercorn Street that Sunday night.

Peter Meyers, 72, of Vero Beach, FL, was found on the ground in front of a motel on the 5700 block of Abercorn about 10:30 p.m.

He was walking across Abercorn at the time he was struck and thrown into shrubbery. The incident could have taken place before, during or after a rain storm earlier in the evening. 

Meyers, a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star, was laid to rest with military honors at the United States Military Academy at West Point on January 13. read more here