Family of Joseph Santiago, killed in hit-and-run, calls for driver to come forward

Joseph Santiago, 47, was struck by a vehicle on Ridgeway Avenue in East Setauket on August 23, 2013. (7/5/14)

EAST SETAUKET - A Suffolk family who lost their loved one in a hit-and-run is pushing for his killer to come forward.

Joseph Santiago, 47, was struck by a vehicle on Ridgeway Avenue in East Setauket on August 23, 2013.

Freddie Eddins, Santiago’s brother, says it would bring their family closure if someone would turn themselves in.

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“I think we'd probably be even more forgiving to see that they couldn't live with it and could put closure to a family that just can't understand why he had to die such a horrible death,” said Eddins.

Detectives are searching for a white Hyundai sedan in connection to the case. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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