Police investigation continues on woman hit by truck

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A good person who wouldn’t intentionally hurt anyone.

That’s the way Delbert Degree’s boss described the 41-year-old St. Johnsbury man the day after a confrontation between motorists ended with Degree driving his tractor-trailer rig over a woman who had criticized his driving.

Karl Johnson — who owns a Lyndonville-based trucking company — says he believes Degree could not see 45-year-old Laurie Bragdon of Guildhall standing in front of his truck when he hit and killed her with the vehicle.

That happened after Degree had argued with Bragdon and her daughter about what the Bragdons thought was some bad driving by Degree.

State police are investigating, and say they expect to decide by next week whether Degree will be charged.

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