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Man Charged with Evading In Canton Hit-And-Run Accident

August 13, 2014 Fire, Police No Comments
Life Star on Bowdoin Field Tuesday night.  Photo by John Fitts

Life Star on Bowdoin Field Tuesday night.
Photo by John Fitts

Canton Police have charged a 26-year-old New Hartford man in connection with a Tuesday a vehicle/pedestrian accident near Canton High School.

Joshua Lacombe, 26, of 430 Main St., New Hartford was charged with evading responsibility after allegedly leaving the scene where a 32-year-old man sustained injuries on Simonds Avenue Tuesday night, police said. That injured man was flown to Hartford Hospital via LIFE STAR, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

Police responded to the area in front of the school entrance short after 9 p.m. Tuesday after they received a 9-1-1 call. Officers found about the man lying in the road. He had been walking a dog at the time. The animal was not injured. LIFE STAR responded and airlifted the man.

The town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department responded, fire police closed the road and a Simsbury ambulance crew attended to the patient until LIFE STAR came. Canton’s ambulance crew was on another call at the time. The North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Squad assisted at the scene.

Police received a tip after media outlets released the story and told the public that officers were seeking additional information. Canton officers and state police then responded to 430 Main St. in New Hartford and found the suspect and vehicle, police said.

Lacombe was brought to the Canton Police Department, charged with evading and released a $5,000 non-surety bond.

Canton Compass caught up to Lacombe Wednesday but he declined comment for now.

The investigation is ongoing, police said. See more about the accident in our earlier story here.




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