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Police Seize Truck That Killed Rochester, Vt., Man

Rochester, Vt. — Vermont State Police have seized a truck they said could be the vehicle that struck and killed an 86-year-old man during a hit-and-run incident on Route 100 last week.

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

Police began searching for a white truck after a witness who found Goding in the road told police they saw such a vehicle leaving the scene.

State Police Sgt. John Helfant said Friday investigators followed a lead to a truck, seized it on Friday 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.

He added that no arrests have been made in the case and police have identified no suspects yet.

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.

“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 802-234-9933.