Police Look to Public for Help in Hunt for Driver  in Woodhaven Hit-and-Run that Killed his Brother

Police Look to Public for Help in Hunt for Driver in Woodhaven Hit-and-Run that Killed his Brother

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As of Wednesday, Aidan Camacho remains a wanted man.

By Michael V. Cusenza

The City Police Department has reached out to the public for assistance in locating a driver who left the scene of a recent hit-and-run accident in Woodhaven which claimed the life of his older brother.

According to investigators, on Sunday, March 12, around 4:15 a.m. police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision in the vicinity of Atlantic Avenue and 85th Street. Upon arrival, the police report said, officers discovered Angel Camacho, Jr. in the front passenger seat of a 2008 Acura with trauma about the body.

Cops indicated that a preliminary investigation determined that the driver of the Acura, Aidan Camacho, 19, was traveling westbound in the left lane on Atlantic Avenue when the car lost control, struck a parked vehicle and a tree, eventually coming to rest near 85th Street. Aidan Camacho allegedly fled the scene of the collision in an unknown direction. His brother was removed by EMS to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in critical condition. Angel Camacho, Jr. succumbed to his injuries the following day, cops said.

The boys’ mother told the New York Daily News that her younger son is not at fault.

“We are grieving — we lost one son, and we have one son that’s wanted for something he didn’t do,” Fernanda Almestica said.

Aidan Camacho is described as a Hispanic man, 5-foot-8, 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white, hooded long-sleeve sweatshirt with dark pants and shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit info by logging onto NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.

The NYPD Crime Stoppers Program, which began in 1983, offers rewards up to $2,000 for anonymous information provided to the hotline or website that leads to the arrest and indictment of a violent felon. The program is supported by the City Police Foundation, and focuses on solving high-priority cases.


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