• Police seize truck after fatal hit-and-run
     | January 18,2014

    ROCHESTER — Vermont State Police on Friday seized a truck they said could be the vehicle that killed an 86-year-old man in a hit-and-run incident Wednesday on Route 100.

    George Goding was found in the road Wednesday morning and told police he was hit by a vehicle before being taken by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

    Police began searching for a white truck after a witness who found Goding in the road reported having spotted such a vehicle leaving the scene.

    State police Sgt. John Helfant said Friday investigators followed a lead to a truck, seized it and processed it for evidence.

    “We found it in the town of Rochester, and there is a crime scene search team examining it,” he said.

    Helfant also said police had interviewed the person found driving the truck. But he added that no arrests have been made in the case and police have identified no suspects.

    The sergeant said additional information — including details about the truck, its owner and the reasons police had for believing the vehicle was connected to the fatality — was not being released Friday.

    “We’re diligently working on it,” Helfant said. “It’s pretty much all the troopers are doing right now, but it’s going to be a little while before we have any news to report.”

    Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call state police at 234-9933.



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