Evans hit-and-run may help solve 30 year old cold case

EVANS, N.Y. (WIVB) – An unsolved hit-and-run case in the Town of Evans from six months ago may lead police to answers in a cold case almost 30 years old.

RELATED | See our full coverage of the death of Susan Mazur in our Special Report

Barry Moss was hit and killed in a hit-and-run accident in December. Months later, police have not arrested nor charged the main suspect. The Moss case jogged the memory of someone with information about a similar hit and run, decades earlier, also in the Town of Evans.

The video included with this story shows our coverage from a 30-year-old cold case that may get cracked open now that detectives have received a new tip about a pickup truck.

Susan Mazur was found on Delamater Road in the Town of Evans. She was hit and killed by a driver and truck that has not yet been found. The scene was graphic.

While police were investigating this hit-and-run, they took pictures and distinct measurements for evidence. Little was left behind.

In our coverage from 30 years ago, one investigator said, “Right now, we think it’s possibly a hit and run accident. It appears possibly that the person was jogging and was struck by a vehicle and left the scene.”

Another told News 4, “It would be very nice if the people involved would stop and notify us right away. It would give the victim, as in this case with a serious injury, an added chance at life. It would be critical to survival. A few more moments notice to get the emergency ambulance crews on the scene might make a difference between life and death.”

Days later, Evans Police told News 4, “The Town of Evans Police Department is making every effort to solve this crime. We have nine cars on the road, attempting to secure more evidence from the scene and locate any witnesses to this crime. I believe whoever did this, knows they did it and our department will certainly make every effort to determine who it is and prosecute that person.”

Police were never able to find the pickup truck

The haunting similarities to the Barry Moss hit-and-run case apparently led someone to give police a tip about this decades old cold case.

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