Posted by

Joseph James Hunt killed by hit-and-run driver on Highway 1, Moss Landing

California Highway Patrol determined the death of a pedestrian, Joseph James Hunt, age 25, was the result of a hit-and-run motorist. Joe’s body was found by CHP shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019 along Highway 1 near Struve Road, Moss Landing.
Please contact CHP if you may have noticed anything that might possibly help them find the motorist responsible for Joe’s death. You may remain anonymous. Call (831) 796-2160.
Perhaps you or someone you know saw a reckless motorist in the vicinity, or a man walking in that area. Or perhaps you’re aware of a car with unusual damage.

Photo above: Joe’s grieving parents, Sue and Bob Hunt, speaking with KION reporter Megan Meier on March 29 in Monterey. On March 30, Joe’s parents took their beloved son’s ashes home to New Hampshire.

For details, see media reports below. Honor Joe’s life:  get the word out, to help locate the motorist, so justice can be served. Share a link to this post — — or to any of the media reports below, by Eduardo Cuevas, Tom Wright, Megan Meier, Pam Marino, Josh Copitch, and Cristal Clark.
  1. New Hampshire couple mourns son killed in hit-and-run near Moss Landing” by Eduardo Cuevas in Salinas Californian, March 27, 2019; and March 24 “CHP: Moss Landing hit-and-run leaves pedestrian dead on side of highway, suspect at-large.”
  2. Joseph Hunt, man killed in hit-and-run in Moss Landing, a ‘free spirit’” by Tom Wright in Monterey County Herald, March 28, 2019.
  3. Parents of man killed in hit-and-run speak out” by Megan Meier, KION, March 29, 2019.
  4. Man killed in Moss Landing hit and run is identified, but why he was there remains a mystery” by Pam Marino, Monterey County Weekly, March 28, 2019; and March 24, “Man found dead along Highway 1 in Moss Landing.”
  5. Man killed in hit-and-run in Moss Landing has been identified” by Josh Copitch, KSBW, March 27, 2019; and “CHP wants answers after man found dead on Highway 1 in Moss Landing” by Cristal Clark, KSBW, March 23.
To friends of Joe Hunt in Sandown, New Hampshire: for details about the April 14, 2019 Celebration of Joe Hunt’s Life, download the following PDF. — April 14, 2019 Celebration of Joe Hunt’s Life – 20 May 1993 – 23 March 2019

This post was published on 31 March 2019. One or more changes last made to this post on 14 May 2019.

Leave a Reply