SUTTON — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who was involved in a vehicle fire in Sutton.
The fire took place Wednesday on Underpass Road at around 6:00 p.m.
Police say they observed a Nissan Titan truck in the northbound lane engulfed in flames when they arrived.
The fire was put out by the Sutton Fire Department, which allowed troopers to confirm that there was no person in the truck.
While speaking with eyewitnesses, police learned that the truck had been traveling up the road with a flat tire while on fire, before the male occupant abandoned the vehicle and left the scene.
The road had to be shut down for approximately one hour during the fire.
The truck destroyed the vehicle, as well as damaged the road surface.
The fire began to spread to the surrounding trees and brush before the fire department was able to successfully put it out.
Police are requesting public assistance with identifying the driver or any knowledge of the incident.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Trooper Kyle Fecher at the St. Johnsbury barracks.