Police still searching for Attleboro hit and run suspect
By News Staff
ATTLEBORO, MASS (WLNE) - After acquiring new information, Massachusetts investigators are again seeking the public's assistance in locating a vehicle believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash on September 16.
According to the Department, police responded to multiple 911 calls around 9:40 pm regarding a person who was struck by a vehicle on Route 95, near Exit 1 in Attleboro.
When first responders arrived on the scene, they located 50-year-old John Gauthier in one of the travel lanes on the highway. He was pronounced deceased while in an ambulance just before 10:00 pm.
Police say Gauthier was homeless.
According to police, after conducting a number of witness interviews and investigating the incident further, it is believed that a woman who was driving a white SUV struck the Gauthier while he was attempting to cross the highway.
The driver of the SUV is believed to have stopped on the left side of the highway, briefly exited her vehicle and drove away.
Police say the driver is believed to be about 5'4" tall and about 160lbs, driving either a White Chevy Suburban or Cadillac Escalade (extended version), with damage to the passenger side headlight.
The vehicle may have exited Route 95 into Pawtucket on the night of the incident.
Police are urging anybody with any information to contact State Police Detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney's office.