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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...

Man Saves Wife, Son Before Being Killed in Hit-and-Run

Los Angeles police search for driver who struck Jemmy Chavarria in crosswalk

(Newser) - Angelica Chavarria has lost her husband, her son Zion has lost his father, and—a member of the Los Angeles City Council said—the community has "lost a superdad." Jemmy Chavarria, 42, was killed Feb. 26 after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while the family crossed a...

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...

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