Police looking for truck involved in hit and run

RUMFORD — Police in Rumford are looking to the public for help in tracking down the driver of a pickup that struck a pedestrian Saturday night and then fled the scene.

The pedestrian, 32-year-old Robert McKinnon of Rumford, was treated and released at Rumford Hospital following the 7:42 p.m. crash at the intersection of Route 2 and Washington Avenue. McKinnon was hit from behind while he was walking south on Route 2.

A dispatcher with the Rumford Police Department said Sunday that authorities are looking for a white Chevrolet pickup truck with an extended cab and damage to its passenger-side headlight.

According to witnesses, the driver of the truck stopped only long enough to determine that they hit someone and then fled the scene. It is not known whether the driver was a man or a woman.

Anyone with information about the crash or the truck is asked to call the Rumford Police Department at 364-4551.

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Struck While Walking South on Route 2...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe route 2 runs east and west. If the pedestrian was walking south, he'd have to be crossing route 2 perpendicular to the flow of traffic. Also, I believe (unless the name has changed since I lived in Rumford), that it's called Washington STREET. Glad to hear the pedestrian is ok, though.

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