State Police Provide Update on September Hit and Run in Attleboro
ATTLEBORO — The Massachusetts State Police continue to investigate the September 16th hit-and-run crash that took the life of pedestrian 50-year-old John Gauthier on Interstate 95 Southbound in Attleboro.
Police are again asking for the public's help and have released updated information regarding the vehicle they want to locate in connection with the investigation.
Previously, officers were seeking and white Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle with a broken headlight.
Based on new information developed by Troopers assigned to the State Police Detective Unit for Bristol County, police are expanding the description of the large sport utility vehicle.
The vehicle detectives are now looking for is possibly a white Chevrolet Suburban or white Cadillac Escalade ESV (Extended Version). The vehicle is believed to have, or have had, damage to its passenger side headlight.
The vehicle may be operated by a white female, who is believed to be approximately 5'4 and about 160 lbs.
The hit and run occurred on Monday, September 16 at approximately 9:30 p.m. on the southbound side of Interstate 95, prior to Exit 1, in Attleboro. The victim in the crash, Mr, Gauthier, is believed to have been homeless but also may have had ties to Pawtucket, RI.
The ongoing investigation into the crash is being led by the State Police Detective Unit from Bristol County with assistance from Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
Anyone who recognizes this vehicle or has information about the crash, the vehicle or the operator is asked to contact trooper McKelligan of the State Police Detective Unit for Bristol County at 508-993-2016.