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Man struck and killed by two hit-and-run drivers

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A 25-year-old man was struck and killed by two hit and run drivers as he rode his skateboard in Brooklyn.

Josh Thorne was rushed to the hospital after he was left to die in the street.

His mother, Carol Thorne, met with Eyewitness News outside Kings County Hospital Wednesday night.

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"I just finished viewing my only son in the morgue," she said.

Now, her son is gone.

Carol Thorne is devastated and looking for justice for her son, who was hit and killed as he crossed Eastern Parkway at Rochester Avenue at about 2:30 Wednesday morning.

"You are a murderer," she said.

Police say Josh Thorne was hit by one car that didn't stop, and then another vehicle that also fled the scene.

Josh was looking forward to a new job, and according to his sister, loving life.

"He was a free spirit, that was my brother," Ikesha Thorne said. "You both are murderers, and I hope they catch you. Even if it's an accident, come forward and say it's an accident."

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