Family, friends mourn livery driver killed in Bronx hit-and-run

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Monday, June 6, 2022
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Robert Godwin was working overnight to make ends meet when an SUV t-boned him.

MORRISANIA, Bronx (WABC) -- Police are hunting for a hit-and-run driver who killed a livery driver in the Bronx.

Robert Godwin was working overnight to make ends meet when an SUV t-boned him.

To those close to him, Godwin's name was 'Troy.' Originally from Virginia, Godwin and his childhood friend and roommate, Michael Marzoa were living in New York City and were working hard to make a living - Godwin as a livery driver.

His dream came to an end just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the Bronx. Detectives ay Godwin was driving his Camry on 168th Street when a dark gray Chevy Traverse heading down Webster Avenue smashed into it. The impact totaled the Toyota.

"I didn't see him this morning, which is a bit odd. I had a feeling something was wrong. Simultaneously when I had that feeling, my buzzer rang and there was a detective telling me the bad news," said Marzoa.

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It was the news no one should ever have to hear.

"I'm still processing, sitting there looking at his things and knowing he's not there," Marzoa added.

The shock was felt deeply, and on top of that, police say the driver of that Chevy Traverse took off from the scene, leaving the vehicle. The search is on for the driver.

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