Cops: Hit-and-Run Vehicle May Have Dark Metallic Blue Paint

Police release new information about vehicle involved in Amagansett crash that killed John Judge on Tuesday.

On the evening before friends say their final goodbyes to John Judge, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Tuesday in Amagansett, police released new information about the vehicle involved.

East Hampton Town Police Detectives believe the vehicle involved sustained front-end damage, most likely to the front passenger side. "There will be headlight damage as well as body damage," Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said in a statement on Friday evening.

"Evidence recovered at the scene indicates that this vehicle may have dark colored metallic paint, possibly blue," police said.

They are asking for the community's help.

Judge, 61, was hit as he crossed Main Street. It appears he was struck in the eastbound lane. A passerby found him laying in the street, bleeding, and called police at 7:52 p.m.

Reward money for information leading to the arrest of the driver has been posted. On Friday, Amagansett homeowner , on top of the .

A service for Judge will be held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to do the following: call the East Hampton Town Police Detective Division at 631-537-7575 or email detectives at ehtpd@ehtpd.org, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Tipsters may also text tips to the Suffolk County Police Department at CRIMES (274637) and text SCPD, plus the message. You may also go to www.tipsubmit.com. All calls will be kept confidential.


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