Police seek hit-and-run driver in Corinth crash, passenger charged

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CORINTH — A hit-and-run incident on Sunday morning led to a search for an unidentified driver and the arrest of a passenger in a stolen vehicle, according to Vermont State Police.

At around 10:26 a.m., troopers from the St. Johnsbury Barracks were called to a collision on VT Route 25 near the East Corinth Village Store.

Glenn Walker, 78, of Barre, was hit by another vehicle that entered the highway from Village Road.

The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene shortly after the crash.

The abandoned vehicle was found a quarter mile from the incident, parked in a residential driveway.

The operator had presumably escaped on foot or had been picked up by another motorist.

Zachary James, 33, from Colchester/Burlington, was identified as the passenger of the stolen car, which was reported stolen from Burlington and had been painted black as a disguise.

James is facing multiple charges, including possession of stolen property.

The driver remains at large and is accused of negligent operation, crashes; duty to stop, and aggravated operation without consent of owner.

Authorities urge anyone with information about the driver’s identity or who witnessed the crash to contact Trooper Evan Johnson at the St. Johnsbury Barracks.

Photographs of the stolen vehicle have been released with this notice in hopes of aiding the investigation.

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