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$10,000 Reward Offered In Deadly Wrong-Way Queens Crash

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Press conference in Maspeth announcing $10,000 reward in hit run of George Gibbons (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Press conference in Maspeth announcing $10,000 reward in hit run of George Gibbons (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A $10,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest of a driver wanted in a deadly wrong-way crash that killed a beloved bar owner in Queens.

The crash occurred around 6:45 a.m. of Oct. 15, when 37-year-old George Gibbons closed up his “Gibbon’s Home” bar in Maspeth before catching a cab to go home.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

His cab had only gone a few blocks when police said 36-year-old Peter Rodriguez crashed into the vehicle on the service road of the Long Island Expressway.

Rodriguez fled the scene.

Gibbons was pronounced dead on arrival.

“Peter Rodriguez – you may be able to run but you cannot hide for long cause we will find you,” the victim’s sister, Bernadette Gibbons said. “Only a coward runs from his mistakes, but it takes a real man to come forward. So own up to your actions.”

Gibbons was joined by 100 family members, government and civic leaders Tuesday near the crash site.

queens wrong way suspect peter rodriguez $10,000 Reward Offered In Deadly Wrong Way Queens Crash

Police are looking for 36-year-old Peter Rodriguez in a deadly wrong-way crash that occurred earlier this month (credit: DCPI)

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.

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