Service Planned for Hit-and-Run Victim

John Judge will be remembered during a service in East Hampton on Saturday.

A service for John Judge, who was struck and killed while crossing Main Street in Amagansett on Tuesday night, will be held at the East Hampton funeral home on Saturday between 7 and 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, police continue the search for the car and its driver who hit Judge, 61, and fled.

East Hampton Town Police Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said there are no known eyewitnesses. "We're hopeful someone will come forward," he said on Thursday afternoon.

Judge was found bleeding on the ground near a parked truck on Tuesday night at about 7:50 p.m. He had just eaten dinner at Astro Pizza, across the street, and was walking home to his rental, on the south side of Main Street, when the accident occurred.

The owners of the pizzeria, the Lupo family, believed he left the restaurant between 7:40 and 7:45 p.m. Tony Lupo and his son Joey Lupo, who were at the restaurant at the time, told Patch on Wednesday they didn't hear the accident take place.

Anderson said Judge appears to have been hit in the eastbound lane, but could not confirm which way the vehicle was headed. Investigators believe it has front end damage. They are awaiting results from the Suffolk County Crime Lab.

Crime Stoppers of Suffolk County issued for information that leads to the arrest of the driver.

In the mean time, police are scouring the area for leads. Twenty-four hours after the accident, officers stopped cars in Amagansett on Wednesday evening, between 6 and 9, handing out the Crimes Stoppers flier.

"We elected to conduct a roadblock down there to make motoring public aware of the accident. We were endeavoring to locate any possible witnesses or those with information or knowledge of the incident," Anderson said.

East Hampton police are also working with other jurisdictions. "To what extent," he would not comment.

Friends will gather at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. He will be cremated.

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, police said.


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