Winnipeg police are looking for the perpetrator of a fatal 8-year-old hit-and-run
Cody Joss was 21 when he was hit by a fleeing motorist in 2014.
This month marks the 8th anniversary of the death of 21-year-old Cody Joss , who was hit and killed by a vehicle on December 19, 2014. At a press conference Thursday, Winnipeg police asked for the public's help in resolving the incident.
The Central Traffic Division has exhausted all avenues of investigation and the incident remains unresolved, police said in a news release.
On December 19, 2014, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Cody Joss was walking northbound on Inkster Boulevard at the corner of McGregor Street when a passing vehicle west direction hit him. The vehicle involved fled the area before police arrived. Cody Joss was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Investigators continue to ask for the public's assistance and are particularly appealing to anyone who may have been present at the time of the collision or who may have had dashboard camera footage of the incident. .
Police point out that any information provided could help the investigation and ultimately bring closure to the family.
Present at this press conference, Kevin Joss, the victim's father, made an emotional appeal to potential witnesses who might have information about this fatal accident.
“We need to know what happened, it will help us in our healing process.
—Kevin Joss, father of victim
Addressing pedestrians and motorists, Mr. Joss indicated that everything you do has an impact on the others.
Very moved, Kevin Joss, the father of the victim, hopes that this investigation will solve this crime.
Kevin Joss tried to hold back his tears as he spoke of the number of fatal accidents and hit-and-runs in particular which is on the rise in Winnipeg, saying that pedestrians do not feel safe .
For his part, Constable Aaron Staples, of the Traffic Division – Collision Investigation Section, reiterated that the investigation is still open and issued yet another appeal to anyone with a information about the accident to testify. This can make a big difference to the progress of the investigation, he said.
According to figures released by the Winnipeg Police Traffic Division, the number of traffic accidents involving a pedestrian in Manitoba's capital has returned to pre-pandemic levels.
In 2019, 22 pedestrians were victims of a collision with a motorist. This year, 19 pedestrians suffered the same fate. Police say 12 of them died as a result of the crashes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Traffic Division investigators at ( 204) 986-6085 or Crimestoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).