Hit-and-Run Claims Amagansett Man, 61

Amagansett Main Street
Flowers left alongside Main Street in Amagansett, where John Judge, 61, was stuck and killed in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday night. David E. Rattray

      A man was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident on Main Street in Amagansett a little before 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

      The victim, John Judge, 61, of Amagansett, was found just east of Hedges Lane, lying bleeding on the eastbound shoulder of Route 27 by East Hampton Town Councilman Dominick Stanzione, who had stopped to get pizza from Astro’s Pizza. Mr. Judge was rushed to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

      A person interviewed at the scene on Tuesday night said that Mr. Judge may have just left the pizza restaurant when he was struck crossing the road.

      According to a statement released by the East Hampton Town Police, the vehicle involved in Mr. Judge’s death left the scene. It would have sustained noticeable damage on the front end.

      This is the second East End hit and run fatality this year. On July 9, Sister Jacqueline Walsh was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Rose Hill Road in Water Mill.

       It is also the second pedestrian fatality in the town of East Hampton this year. Jeffrey Ahn, 17, was killed by a on June 23 on Old Stone Highway when he was struck by the mirror of a livery van. Mr. Ahn had been walking with his back to traffic on that narrow road, police said at the time.

       Police are appealing to the driver to turn himself or herself in. Anyone with information can call 537-7575.