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Crimestoppers raises reward in French Quarter hit-and-run case

Josh Woodruff, 28, was killed in a hit-and-run on New Year's Day. (Source: Facebook) Josh Woodruff, 28, was killed in a hit-and-run on New Year's Day. (Source: Facebook)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Crimestoppers is raising the reward for information about a man who was killed in a hit-and-run that stretched from for miles.

Josh Woodruff, 28, was struck New Year's Day around 3 a.m. at Decatur and Dumaine streets. Investigators said the driver dragged Woodruff's body from the French Quarter to the West Bank.

Woodruff was visiting from Los Angeles and trying to hail a ride when he was struck.

The reward in the victim’s case has been increased by Crimestoppers and members of the Woodruff family up to $10,000.

Police say the driver of a black, four-door sedan with tinted windows hit Woodruff and then turned the wrong way down Madison Street onto Chartres. The NOPD says they have looked at more than 50 videos and now have 11 in their possession that they are trying to enhance.

Investigators are urging anyone with information or surveillance video to call Crimestoppers at 504 822-1111. 

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