Police Investigating Hit-and-Run in Winchester Examined Two Vehicles

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Police investigating in a hit-and-run in Winchester that seriously injured a man on the night of Friday, Jan. 10 said they have examined two vehicles but have made no arrests in the case.

Officers received a 911 call from a passing motorist reporting a man down in the eastbound lanes of Main Street near Union Street around 7:45 p.m. that night.

According to police, the man was reported to have been hit by a vehicle.

When police arrived at the scene, they said they saw a man lying on the crosswalk in the right lane of the eastbound travel lanes.

The man, later identified as 30-year-old Anthony Menard, of Winchester, had serious head injuries, authorities added.

He was transported by Winsted Ambulance to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and was later transported via LifeStar to Hartford hospital, police said. He is currently in serious condition and is expected to survive.

After reviewing several video surveillance images of the suspect area, police said they believe the vehicle involved was a truck with a dump trailer.

Investigators said they found the following vehicle characteristics in the surveillance:

  • Black pick-up truck (crew cab)
  • Base telescopic tow mirrors
  • Chrome door handles and accent strip across the bottom quarter of the door
  • Roof clearance lamps
  • Tinted windows
  • Stainless steel v plow with plow lights (possibly LED)
  • Small stainless steel sander with spinner attached

Authorities also released a description of the dump trailer including:

  • Dual axle
  • Black metal
  • Reflective horizontal pin stripe
  • Clearance lamp on the tongue
  • Horizontal reflective tape on the tongue
  • Modified trailer lights
  • Passenger side tire possibly mismatched
  • Aftermarket wood railing
  • Possible white signage on the passenger side tailgate

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and police said no arrests have been made, pending analysis of evidence at the forensic laboratory.

Anyone that saw the incident or has information about the incident is urged to contact Winchester Police Department's Criminal Investigation Unit at (860) 379-2721.

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