Richmond community mourns death of bartender Kurt Moon

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Kurt Douglas Moon, 34, was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash in eastern Henrico County, according to police.

Moon, who worked as a bartender at Metzger Bar and Butchery on N. 23rd Street in Richmond and City Dogs on W Main Street in Richmond, was the passenger in a van that ran off Osborne Turnpike and into a ditch, according to Henrico Police.

Police said the car ran into the ditch along Osbourne Turnpike.

Police said the car ran into the ditch along Osbourne Turnpike.

He was thrown from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at the hospital.

“It’s not going to be the same, I’m halfway expecting him to walk in the door,” said friend and City Dogs co-worker Cory Lawson. “We’re all close knit. To find out a friend of ours is gone it’s like losing a family member."

Friend and City Dogs co-worker Cory Lawson

Friend and City Dogs co-worker Cory Lawson

“Kasie Lynn Hull [the driver of the van] was arrested for driving under the influence at the scene,” Henrico Police spokesman Lt. Chris Garrett said. “Members of the Henrico Police Crash Team continue to investigate this crash and are consulting with the Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney on additional charges.”

Hull, according to friends, worked at one time as a server at Foo Dog in the Fan.

Kasie Lynn Hull (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

Kasie Lynn Hull (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

Police did not indicate where the pair were driving from, nor where they were headed when they crashed.
The crash was reported at 2:46 a.m. Sunday at Osborne Turnpike, near River Bend Estates Drive.

Moon worked every Tuesday night at City Dogs. The restaurant will celebrate Moon’s life Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

Kurt Moon

Kurt Moon

“We’re going to honor his memory," Lawson said. "The whole idea behind it is it’s for Kurt. Of course, we’re all going to be sad about it, but at the same time we’re going to be together and it’s for Kurt."