DA turns Crowley case over to Conference of District Attorneys

Jan. 09, 2013 @ 12:38 PM

Union County’s District Attorney’s Office has turned the hit and run accident that killed Joshua Crowley over to the Conference of District Attorneys, according to N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper John Burgin.

It is still unclear why the case was turned over or why the Union County District Attorney will not prosecute the case.

On Easter Sunday 2012, a passing motorist found Crowley’s body on Potter Road after he had been hit the night before while walking home from a party. The SUV involved in the hit and run was identified and the driver as Tiffany Brooke Ashcraft.

On the night of April 7, 2012, the SUV was traveling south on Potter Road when Crowley was hit. Troopers said it appears he was walking in the roadway. After the collision, the vehicle left the scene. Crowley’s body came to rest on the right shoulder of the roadway and was found the next morning.

The speed limit on the road was 45 mph. An N.C. Highway Patrol investigation found Ashcraft’s vehicle was traveling 58 mph at the time.

The report also lists some toxicology results. It states that Crowley's blood alcohol level was .13 when he was hit.

Much of the information about Ashcraft’s condition at the time of the incident is listed as unknown since the hit and run was not discovered right away, according to Highway Patrol staff.

No charges have yet been filed in the case.

Numerous attempts to contact Union County’s District Attorney Trey Robison were unsuccessful.