Cops: SUV was used in fatal hit and run

Police believe they have the Ford Explorer that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Evans last month.

It has been 32 days since 52-year-old Barry Moss was struck and killed along Rt. 5. Moss was pushing a bicycle around midnight on the Saturday before Christmas when he was hit. His body wasn’t found for around six hours. But within a day, a good tip led police to a Ford Explorer with a broken side view mirror and front end damage.

“We definitely have the right vehicle,” said Evans Police Lt. Douglas Czora. “We sent parts of the vehicle to the lab, and the lab is working on comparing them to parts at the scene, and obviously that takes time.”

Police say the reason there has been no arrest in this case so far is because they’re trying to prove who was actually driving that night.

As for the woman who the Ford is registered to, Lt. Czora said, “I would say that the owner is not cooperating or didn’t cooperate or maybe had no intentions of cooperating, so we still haven’t gotten any cooperation from the owner.”

That news is incredibly hard to hear for the victim’s family.

“There’s a grieving family and children and a mother who can’t move on with her grief, kids who can’t accept it because somebody knows and more than one person knows the whereabouts of the owner of this vehicle that night,” said Maria Wrafter, Moss’s sister.

Police are hoping someone will come forward to help them in their investigation.

Lt. Czora said, “If anybody out there knows anything about that particular night…it’s a small town, a lot of people know who we’re looking at, what vehicle we’re looking at. If you know anything that can help, let us know.”

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