2006_09_wshw12.jpgOn Monday, police were investigating a hit-and-run death on the West Side Highway. A man was hit by a southbound vehicle at West 12th Street at 3:45AM, and the police were trying to find out who was driving - and who the victim even was, as police didn't find any identification on the body. And now it looks like the victim was Brooklyn resident Josh Crouch. The Post reports that friends say he was headed to visit his girlfriend upstate (his packed bags were in his East Williamsburg apartment). Crouch had been "working as an emcee with the band Mindspray and also had a job at the restaurant Luna Park in Union Square."

According to Newsday, the police think a box truck or tractor trailer may have hit Crouch; the driver is still unknown.