Police Release Photo Of Suspect In Deadly L.I.E. Wrong-Way Crash

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police have identified a suspect wanted in a deadly wrong-way crash that killed a beloved Queens bar owner.

Authorities have released a photo of 36-year-old Peter Rodriquez and are asking for the public’s help to help track him down.

The crash occurred in the early morning hours of October 15, when 37-year-old George Gibbons closed up his “Gibbon’s Home” bar in Maspeth before catching a cab to go home.

His cab had only gone a few blocks when a wrong-way driver crashed into the vehicle on the service road of the Long Island Expressway. The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene.

Gibbons was pronounced dead on arrival. His wake was held earlier this month in Middle Village. The victim’s sister, Bernadette Gibbons, earlier called on the suspected driver to come forward.

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Gibbons standing next to his sister Bernadette in his Queens bar on St. Patrick's Day 2011. (credit: Family Handout)

“Turn yourself in because what are you gaining by living your life as a lie? You know, living your life knowing that you destroyed hundreds, thousands of lives because anyone that knew George loved him,” she said. “Just come forward because we will find you.”

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

  • G. Lawrence

    This is just so so tragic. I didnt know Georgie personally but know some of the family. I feel for the family now as they go thru a tremendous loss. Certainly not a man to not come forward all this time. But he will be caught and he killed 2 lives and brought such sorrow and greaving on family, relatives, friends and neighbors. May Georgie rest in peace. Condolencess to the family.

    • TM

      The cab driver didnt die – he is at home recovering. He was serioulsy hurt….

  • TM

    Ten years doesnt seem to be enough time… when he is living amoung his fellow mates, i hope they beat him till death stares him in the face. He needs to hurt just as much as George’s family has hurt and is still feeling this devastating time in their lives. This POS will get what he deserves.

  • ken

    This weasel will have plenty of time to think what he done wrong,Dont let his age trick you he is a child in the world he lived in .Running proves it. Now he can sleep with men for ten years.

  • Noreen

    I think we’ll be seeing this mugshot on America’s Most Wanted. He’s going to be hunted until he’s caught.

  • William Tammany

    I wiil not rest until this murderer is caught!

  • William Tammany

    I will not rest till this bastard is caught!

  • get em

    no need for racist comments. the dude is an obvious punk but lets not make it about race. what he did is totally unforgivable. i hope they catch this mofo and lock him up for a very long time.

  • Janine D. Kelly

    They should arrest the person who owned the car, then they should allow a public beating of him! Shame on you Mr. Rodriguez– I hope the justice system gives you exactly what you deserve, which is NO MERCY!

  • Joe

    What a lowlife this Rodriguez guy is, men think they can drink and go behind a wheel and not cause an accident, this is a horrible story, i hope they catch this punk and throw away the keys, and what a piece of trash to leave the scene, good now hes a fugitive and hope the dogs get him soon.

  • Rick

    Hey Rodriguez- you are a juicehead and a punk. Turn yourself in before you get whacked… we will find you

  • Shirley Warren

    Peter Rodriquez is a murderer and a coward! I can’t wait for them to catch this loser and throw his ass in jail for a very long time. My heart and prayers goes out to the Gibbons family and his many frineds. God bless George in heaven…

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