Police Found Vehicle Connected to Barkhamsted Fatal Hit-and-Run

State police said they have found the vehicle that struck and killed a man on Route 44 in Barkhamsted on Friday and are holding it as evidence.

A dark gray Toyota Tacoma was traveling east on Route 44 and attempted to turn left into the Log House Restaurant parking lot just after 9 p.m. on Friday when the driver hit a 50 cc black dirt bike and fled, police said.

The dirt bike driver, 23-year-old Zachary Dube, 23, was brought to Hartford Hospital and died of injuries at 7:50 p.m. on Saturday, according to police. 

Police were looking for a 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma in Magnetic Gray/Dark Gray with front end, front bumper, fog light bezel and passenger side damage.

Authorities found the vehicle on Sunday evening and it is being held as evidence as police investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call (860) 626-1840 or text TIP711 with the info to 236748.

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