UXBRIDGE, Mass. (WHDH) -
A possible suspect came forward Monday in the case of a deadly hit and run that happened Sunday night in Uxbridge.
Police talked with a 44-year-old truck driver from Maine who said he may be responsible, according to a spokesman for the Worcester County district attorney's office. The driver thought he hit something, got out of the truck and looked around. When he didn't find anything he continued on to Maine. He later contacted authorities when he learned of a fatality in Uxbridge. He came back to Uxbridge to be interviewed.
“He definitely is the one that came forward. He said he realized he had struck something. Didn't know what it was. When he did do an inspection didn't see any damage. It's when he talked to a family member and learned there was a fatal accident in the area,” said Chief Jeffrey A. Lourie, Uxbridge Police Dept.
Police said the victim, a 55-year-old man, was walking along the side of a road in Uxbridge Sunday night when he was hit from behind. His name has not been made public.
There is no sidewalk on the road and the area is dimly lit, reported 7News' Steve Cooper.
“If you are going to go out this time of year obviously I would suggest walking against traffic so you see vehicles coming toward you and wear clothing that's reflective,” said Lourie.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident are asked to contact state police at (508) 832-9124.
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