Moore Family Searches For Justice In Hit-And-Run Crash


Thursday, November 11th 2010, 1:39 pm
By: News 9


Adrianna Iwasinski, News 9

MOORE, Oklahoma -- Two months ago, Mark Huckeby was in intensive care, recovering from a hit-and-run crash, lucky to be alive.

He was riding his motorcycle home from his son's ballgame the night of September 10, when he was hit from behind by someone driving a Jeep Cherokee. The accident happened at the intersection of NW 27th Street and Larkspur Road in Moore.

That driver has never been caught.

Mark's family said his recovery, and their quest for justice, have been slow.

"It's frustrating," said Holli Huckeby, Mark's wife. "We have thousands of dollars in medical bills and the person responsible is not being held accountable."

Mark's wife said both he and a witness to the accident were able to positively identify the Jeep Cherokee involved in the accident. But because her husband could not positively identify the driver in the photo lineup police provided, police have not been able to make an arrest. The family said they wish the Moore Police Department would do a live lineup so they could identify the suspect in person.

Moore police said they can't do that.

"We want to catch the person responsible as much as the family does," said Sgt. Jeremy Lewis with Moore Police Department. "All we can do is a photo lineup."

The family just wished the person responsible would turn himself in.

"I don't understand," said Holli Huckeby. "Why he thinks it's okay to take a man that's a husband and a father and a provider and leave him just laying face up on the ground like he's nothing, like he's nobody."

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