Family awaits arrest in fatal hit and run

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EVANS, N.Y. (WIVB) – The family of a 52-year-old man killed in a hit-and-run accident in the Town of Evans is still waiting for an arrest to be made.

Barry Moss left a friend’s house at around midnight on the Saturday before Christmas. His body was found six hours later on Route 5 near Gold Street. Though it’s been 11 days since the accident, and a week since police located the SUV allegedly involved in the crash and identified a person of interest in the case, no arrest has been made.

Maria Wrafter says her brother was just yards from his home when he was struck and killed.

“The person who struck him, I doubt that they didn’t know because he was pushing a bicycle that had a lot of reflectors on it, and he was left to die alone,” she said.

Moss had a mechanical degree from Alfred, and worked as a home handyman. He leaves behind three daughters and three grandchildren.

Police say they have no eyewitnesses to the crash itself, but they have spoken to one witness who spotted the vehicle after the fact. The day after Moss was hit and killed, the SUV allegedly involved in the crash turned up at a collision shop.

Evans Police say they have not been able to interview the vehicle’s owner, but that owner has attained an attorney and has contacted the District Attorney’s Office.

The family has been told that the person of interest is also a Town of Evans business owner.

“A lot of people know in town who that suspect is,” Wrafter said. “This person needs to be caught. If they would do it to my brother, they would do it to you, they would do it me or our children, and they’re still out there, and they still have a driver’s license.”

The District Attorney’s Office had no comment about whether an arrest may be coming soon. If you have additional information about this hit and run death, call Evans Police at 549-3600.

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