BOSTON. MA – The person who struck and killed an elderly man then fled the scene was taken into custody minutes after his interview with a reporter was aired.

Just after 1 p.m. Monday, 23-year-old Phocian Fitts struck a man in 80s as he crossed the street using a crosswalk. Fitts fled the scene and the man was rushed to the hospital where he would later die.

Fitts was identified by police after matching his license plate. He was not taken into custody initially but police towed his vehicle and took some of his clothing.

However, that all changed after a Boston 25 reporter found Fitts on the street and Fitts began talking. He made no apologies for killing a man, but he did make these choice statements.

“I just want to say one thing right…. accidents happen.”

“I was listening to my music and as I was driving I was driving too quick… I was driving too quick to the point where I couldn’t really stop and it was a green light.…

BESSEMER CITY, NC – An ex-cop is facing murder charges after police say he intentionally drove his vehicle into a restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law.

On Sunday, 62-year-old Roger Self was with around eight of his family members inside the Surf and Turf Lodge when he excused himself.

His family thought he went to the bathroom, but Self had actually went out to the parking lot and got into his Jeep.

Police say Self then Intentionally drove his Jeep into the restaurant at a high rate of speed and struck the table where his family was seated.

Pictures of the incident seem to indicate Self drove straight through the building and struck the back wall.

“I saw a white Jeep just fly right past my face,” said a waiter. “It was so unreal. I saw chairs and tables and cups just flying everywhere. It just sounded like a tornado.”

Many people were injured in the crash, but two people died from the impact — Self’s own daughter, 26-year-old Katelyn Self, who was a deputy with the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office, and his daughter-in-law, Amanda Self.…

LOS BANOS, CA — You want to start off your day with a real, horrible story? Well do I have one for you. A teen has been arrested after she crashed her vehicle while live streaming, then filmed her dying sister after she was ejected from the vehicle.

Police say 18-year-old Obdulia Sanchez was driving on Henry Miller Road Friday evening when she veered into the right shoulder. Sanchez over-corrected and ended up swerving across both lanes an overturning in a field.

Sanchez was not hurt, but her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, was killed after being ejected from the vehicle.

Another passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital before being released to a family member.

When police arrived at the scene, Sanchez was combative with police and taken into custody. She is currently in the Merced County Jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter while under the influence and DUI.

Now here’s the real messed up part of the story — Sanchez was live streaming to Instagram the entire time and chose to record her dead sister.…

Chandler Michael KaniaHILLSBOROUGH, NC — Chandler Kania, 20, has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder after his drunk ass drove the wrong way on the interstate and killed three people in a head-on collision.

According to prosecutors, Kania went to at least two different bars the night of the crash, and used a fake ID that allowed him to buy alcohol. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student got so hammered that five people tried to stop him from getting behind the wheel of his Jeep Wrangler.

This led to a physical confrontation with one person being knocked to the ground. They were only able to get his cell phone, but they figured this would keep him from leaving – but they were wrong. Kania ended up driving his Jeep on the wrong side of I-85 for at least 6 miles before colliding with a Suzuki driven by 49-year-old Felecia Harris.

Harris, 46-year-old Darlene McGee, and Harris’ granddaughter, 6-year-old Jahnice Baird, were all killed in the crash. Harris’ daughter, 9-year-old Jahnia King, was seriously injured but has since been released from the hospital.…

Kari MilbergPRESCOTT, WI – Kari Milberg is facing three counts of homicide after police say the 34-year-old was chatting on Facebook while driving, moments before getting into a crash that killed her daughter and her two nieces.

In December 2013, Milberg was returning home from the Giggle Factory with her two children and two nieces when she lost control of her vehicle and slid into the path of an oncoming truck.

Her 11-year-old daughter, Lydia, was killed on impact. Milberg’s 5-year-old nieces, Laynie Jo Amos and Clara Pavek, would die at area hospitals.

Milberg was ejected from the vehicle and thrown down an embankment. However, she and her 3-year-old son, Easton, would survive along with the driver of the truck and his two passengers.

During their investigation, police would recover two cellphones inside the totaled vehicle. Milberg’s undamaged iPhone wasn’t found until almost four months later after the snow had melted, and would be one of the factors leading to her now facing criminal charges.

Wisconsin State Patrol determined bad tires and driver inattention to be a large contributing factors in the collision.…

Nathan CampbellLOS ANGELES, CA – One woman is dead and 15 people were injured after the driver of a car sped across a sidewalk and straight into a crowd enjoying the Venice Beach boardwalk.

According to both security video and witness statements, 38-year-old Nathan Campbell parked the black Avenger next to the Cadillac Hotel, twice leaving the car to walk out to the boardwalk before getting back in and accelerating onto the boardwalk, swerving to avoid the yellow poles meant to prevent cars from getting into the area designated for pedestrians-only.

“The driver was out for blood,” a witness said, describing a driver’s attempt to turn the world-famous Venice boardwalk into a real-life version of Grand Theft Auto, running over pedestrians and vendors in a black Dodge Avenger.

The incident was called in to police shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, and witnesses told police and reporters that the driver looked to be in control of the car as it ran people down, intentionally trying to hit those enjoying the boardwalk on a crowded summer afternoon.…

surprised dogDAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Edward Burcham killed an elderly man riding on a lawnmower after swerving to avoid a dog in the road.

North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said that on Tuesday, 50-year-old Burcham was driving when he swerved to miss a dog he says ran out in front of his truck. He ended up going off the road and striking 73-year-old Bobby Lambert, who was riding on a lawnmower in his yard.

Lambert was pronounced dead at the scene, and charges were pending against Burcham. He was reportedly doing 35 mph in a 45 mph zone, but troopers said he was “well off the road” when he hit Lambert.

I don’t know if Burcham’s dog story has been verified, but I cannot stress this enough; if an animal runs out in front of you vehicle, simply perform controlled braking, sound your horn, and hope the stupid thing gets out of the way. Unless it’s a dinosaur or some other large animal that could result in your death if you strike it, do not ever swerve to avoid it.…

Todd HarrellNashville, TN – Todd Harrell, the bassist for that horrible band responsible for the horrible song “Kryptonite,” has been charged with vehicular homicide after he drunkenly hit a pickup truck with his car, killing the driver.

The incident happened Friday night in Nashville, where police say Harrell was speeding in his car when he clipped a pickup truck driven by Paul Howard Shoulders. The truck was sent careening down an embankment and Shoulders was killed after being ejected from his truck. Harrell suffered minor injuries.

Police said 41-year-old Harrell showed signs of impairment at the scene and admitted he’d consumed hard cider along with some Lortab and Xanax. After being taken to jail, deputies found Harrell was hiding a bag in his sock that contained 8 Xanax pills, 24 oxycodone pills and 4 oxymorphone pills.

Todd Harrell is currently in jail on $100,000 bond on charges of vehicular homicide and bringing controlled substances into the jail.

harrell had gotten into similar trouble last year in D’Iberville, MI, after crashing his black Cadillac into the rear of a pickup truck while intoxicated.…

Mankato, MN – Mark Anders Chalin, 24, has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in a case where he and 23-year-old Amber Menezes were having sex as Chalin’s car veered into oncoming traffic.

Chalin’s vehicle collided head-on with 35-year-old mother-of-four Jonna Martin’s car, killing her.  Menezes, who was married to another man at the time, also lost her life in the crash.  Chalin spent 45 days in the hospital, having suffered 26 broken bones.

On August 7th, 2011, Chalin and Menezes left Chalin’s father’s house.  Their destination was Chalin’s apartment, less than an hour away.  They couldn’t wait for sexy-time, apparently, because witnesses indicate that before the crash, they witnessed Chalin distractedly driving with Menezes straddling him, blocking his view of the road.

At some point during the coital interlude, Chalin’s vehicle crossed the center line of County Road 90 and collided with Martin’s car in a violent crash that resulted in this accident scene.

Chalin accepted his plea deal, saying that he admits to no wrong-doing and does not remember the incident, but acknowledges the fact that the evidence against him is convincing enough for a conviction.…

Milwaukee, WI — Police have arrested a 13-year-old girl who they say was behind the wheel of the stolen car that struck and killed a bicyclist earlier this month. If you are to believe some of the witness statements, this girl joins the gang of the more callous, apathetic juveniles we have featured on this site in the past.

The girl had been out with friends stealing cars throughout the night when, at around 6:35 a.m, she and another girl where in a stolen Dodge Neon drag racing with two males in a stolen Chrysler minivan. The girl ended up hitting and killing 57-year-old Ronald Forbes, who had been riding his bicycle to work as he did every day.

Witnesses say that after the crash, the two girls got of the Neon and jumped into the minivan with the two boys before fleeing the scene. Using fingerprints obtained from the Neon and the minivan later found abandoned, they were able to track down the 13-year-old driver who hit Forbes. She was with other girls in yet another stolen car.…

Salem, MA – Angelique Griffin, a 25-year-old DB’s Golden Banana strip club worker and mother of 3-year-old twins, has been charged with motor vehicle homicide and operating under the influence of alcohol in a fatal collision that occurred on June 16th at about 4 AM.

Police reports indicate that Griffin got behind the wheel of her PT Cruiser against her better judgement when it was time to leave a gathering with her friends.  She claims to have had two beers and two “very strong” Red Bull vodka drinks, but that she felt she was in better shape to drive than any of the other candidates.  Griffin offered Dillon Renard, who would have turned 20 at the end of this month, a ride home even though she did not seem to know him very well.  He got into the front passenger seat.

While driving down Boston Road in Salem, Griffin claims that Renard was trying to get to know her a little better, making unwelcome sexual advances while she was driving.  “He would not stop touching me,” she said. …

Nashville, TN – In the early hours of December 10, Erin Brown, 21, and her boyfriend – who had been out drinking – reportedly decided to call it a night. Believing that she was too drunk to drive, Brown handed the keys of her Toyota Scion over to her boyfriend, Trevor Bradshaw, 23.

They didn’t make it very far. Bradshaw, who police say was speeding, hit two pedestrians, crossed a median, and struck a taxi cab head on. According to witnesses, Bradshaw then loudly declared ’10-15 times’ that he was drunk before fleeing – only to be brought back to the scene by two witnesses. According to police, Bradshaw fled again before police arrived on the scene.

After being transported to a local hospital, Michael Brooksher, 22, died on Dec. 12. Booksher’s friend, Tommy Allen, 23, was in a coma for nearly two months after being struck. He died due to his injuries on Feb. 7. The taxi driver and Brown reportedly suffered only minor injuries. Brown remained on the scene.…

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