Police Search for Suspect in Hartland Pedestrian Hit and Run

Vermont State Police are looking for help in locating a black, mid-sized sedan that police believe struck a pedestrian Saturday night at 10 p.m. on Interstate 91’s Exit 9 southbound on- ramp.

Dean Mason, of Meredith, N.H., told police that he was sent flying through the air after he was struck by the sedan while attempting to refuel his pick-up truck on the shoulder of the on-ramp after he had run out of gas.

Mason told police that the sedan “squared up to him and accelerated towards him,” and that he attempted to jump into the bed of his pick-up truck but was too late.

He said that the sedan “never even hit its brakes as it drove off,” according to a Vermont State Police news release.

The release stated that, during the collision, Mason suffered a compound fracture of his femur and head injuries.

He was transported to Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center, where he was listed as being in fair condition as of yesterday afternoon, according to DHMC spokesman Rick Adams.

Police say the vehicle — which they believe may be a Honda or a Nissan sedan — should have sustained front windshield damage, hood damage, and passenger window damage during the collision.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on the vehicle to contact the Royalton Barracks of the Vermont State Police at 802-234-9933.

The accident comes on the heels a separate night-time pedestrian hit-and-run that occured on Friday night, which killed Adam Pysz, a 17-year-old Newport resident.