Family demands information after fatal accident

Posted at: 12/19/2012 11:49 PM
By: Dan Levy

HUDSON - There was more than enough heartache, plenty of tears, and an endless amount of grieving Wednesday night at a candlelight vigil at Hudson's 7th Street Park.

What was really in short supply was information. People wanted answers about how and why 26-year old Bernard Cody, Jr. died on Saturday night after being struck by a car on Route 82 near his home in Craryville.

"There's nothing being said," said Buck Mason, who is engaged to Cody's mother Susan Collins. "No names, no information, nothing."

Bernard left behind his fiancee, Crystal Race, and their 7-month old child, Bernard Cody III.

What family and friends know right now is that the car that hit Bernard was being driven by a young woman but State Police won't tell them her name, or if any charges have been brought.

"We've been told he was walking on the road, which we totally don't believe," Mason said.

"I just feel like a piece of me is gone and it hurts so bad," said a tearful Bernadette Cody, Bernard's sister.

"As much as we want to cry and mourn him, it's hard to do so due to the fact that myself and others strongly feel that not enough is being done," said Elizabeth Kozel, Bernard's other sister.

A message left for the State Police investigator in charge of the case did not return a call by airtime at 11:00 P.M. Wednesday.