(Host) Rutland City Police have located the car that was involved in last Thursday’s deadly hit-and-run that killed 52 year old Stewart Dickson.
Police have not yet made any arrests in the case, but as VPR’s Nina Keck reports, a 20-year-old man has come forward with information.
(Keck) Rutland City Police are examining a Green Jeep Wrangler they believe was involved in last Thursday’s hit and run.
According to police, hours after they issued a search warrant for the vehicle, the 20-year-old man came forward with his attorney and said he was involved in the incident.
Police have not provided his name or any further details about when or if he’ll be arrested.
Rutland City Mayor Chris Louras, who was meeting with police officials and state’s attorney James Mongeon, to discuss the case, says he’s pleased by the announcement.
(Louras) “I believe that the investigation has progressed as quickly as it possibly could have. They’ve done a superb job with the investigation and I believe justice will be served in this tragedy.”
(Keck) Stewart Dickson was walking along West Street in Rutland last Thursday night around 9 when he was struck and killed. The car, which witnesses say had three young men inside, then sped away.
No one from the police department would comment on the case, but in a written statement police say they’re examining the jeep and continuing their investigation.
That announcement was welcomed by Stewart Dickson’s family. Parents James and Gloria Dickson say it’s been a difficult week.
(Dickson) “As far as the police are concerned they’re doing a tremendous job there – they keep us well informed about how the progress is going. They need as much help that they can get – anybody knows anything about the accident – anyone seen the car going the wrong way on Wales street – they should inform – every little bit will help them.”
(Keck) Dickson says the family is still in shock trying to absorb all that’s happened. Ten years ago, he says, his youngest son Tom was killed in a car accident in Mendon. It’s difficult, he says, to have such a tragedy happen again.
For VPR news, I’m Nina Keck in Rutland.
Note: A memorial service for Stewart Dickson will be held Wednesday night from 5 to 8 at the Aldous funeral home in Rutland.