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George Gibbons Jr. Way

Queens Bar Owner Killed In Hit-And-Run Honored With Street Name

A street in Maspeth, Queens was renamed Saturday for George Gibbons Jr., a local bar owner who was killed by a wrong-way driver on the Long Island Expressway two years ago.

09/28/2013

Peter Rodriguez (credit: Handout | CBS 2)

Wrong-Way Driver Sentenced In Crash That Killed Beloved Queens Bar Owner

Some 100 family and friends packed the courtroom as Peter Rodriguez was sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison for causing a deadly wrong-way crash on the LIE that killed George Gibbons.

05/07/2012

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Driver Pleads Guilty In Wrong-Way Crash That Killed Maspeth Bar Owner

Around 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2011, police said Peter Rodriguez crashed into a livery cab on the Long Island Expressway service road killing 37-year-old George Gibbons.

04/20/2012

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Suspect Wanted In Deadly Queens Wrong-Way Crash Caught In Connecticut

Around 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 15, police said Peter Rodriguez crashed into a livery cab on the Long Island Expressway service road killing 37-year-old George Gibbons who had just closed up his bar in Maspeth.

11/15/2011

"Justice For George Gibbons" Rally (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Rally In Support Of Hit-And-Run Victim’s Family In Queens

Police say suspect Peter Rodriguez, 36, was driving the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway when he hit the cab carrying George Gibbons. He apparently then took off without bothering to call for help.

11/13/2011

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

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

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.

11/01/2011