Police ID Victim of Canton Hit-and-Run

Police have arrested the man suspected of hitting the pedestrian.

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    NBCConnecticut.com and Canton Police
    Joshua Lacomb has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run in Canton.

    Canton police have identified the pedestrian who was injured in a hit-and-run in Canton on Tuesday.

    A Life Star medical helicopter airlifted Mark Barney, 32, of Canton, to Hartford Hospital Tuesday night to be treated for serious injuries. His condition has been upgraded and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.  

    Police have arrested Joshua Lacomb, 26, of New Hartford, who is accused of running into Barney and driving away, police said.

    Police responded to 76 Simonds Drive near the front entrance of Canton High School in the Collinsville section of town at 9:16 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about a car hitting a pedestrian and found Barney on the ground.

    The driver was nowhere to be found until police provided the information on the crash to media and someone who saw a broadcast of the crash called police to identify the pedestrian and the suspect.

    Police found Lacomb and the vehicle involved in the crash at his New Hartford home.

    Lacomb was charged with evading responsibility. Lacomb posted his $5,000 bond and was released from police custody.

    The North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Squad continues to investigate the crash.

    Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call Canton police.