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.
“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.
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