Earlier this week, we reported that police had ID'd a victim of a fatal hit-and-run as Williamsburg resident Josh Crouch. And then we noticed that one commenter, Kris, had been with Josh a few hours before his death and noted that he was ID-less because he had left it at home. Another commenter urged Kris to contact the police, which she did:
I did contact the police and they forwarded to me crimestoppers, who told me that if I didn't know who hit him and didn't see him get hit then I "had the wrong number." I asked if there was someone else I should talk to and he practically hung up on me. If any of you have someone that I could relay this information to, please contact me at kristin.vieira(at)gmail(dot)com. I really want to get to the bottom of this.
I have contacted the few people we were with that night and they said Josh had recognized other friends at the bar and had actually left before we did without saying goodbye. He must have left with these people. He knew one of the bartenders, too, and I am going to try and find out who was bartending that night and see if they can tell us who he left with. My friend checked her text messages and she had texted someone that we were leaving EO at 2:15am so something happened in that hour in two blocks that led Josh to that highway.
It disturbs me that the man at crimestoppers couldn't find the record for Josh's hit and run and that I acutally had to find the article in the Post myself and read it to him. If anyone can point me in the right direction, please email me.
Here is a link to the NY Post story, and the number for Crimestoppers is 1-800-577-TIPS. We hope that people are able to come forward with more information.