Police looking for hit-and-run suspect

DUMMERSTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont state police need your help identifying a man that may have been involved in a hit-and-run that left another man with serious injuries.

It happened on Saturday at 11 a.m. Troopers responded to Route 5 in Dummerston, just south of the Interstate 91 Exit 4 southbound on-ramp. Police say Jeffrey Dorsey, 53, of Putney, was walking north in the breakdown lane of Route 5 when he was struck by a vehicle headed north.

Dorsey told police he was thrown over the guardrail but was able to climb back to the edge of the road. He said a white vehicle had stopped, and a man got out to check on Dorsey. He said the man told him he didn't hit him with the car and said he would go get help, but never returned.

Witnesses saw the vehicle pull into a nearby gas station with damage to the windshield and side mirror. The driver looked at the damage, then continued traveling north on Route 5. The vehicle is described as a white Mercedes SUV, with New York or Pennsylvania plates.

The driver is described as a heavyset Asian man, in his 30s, about 6-feet tall with glasses.

Dorsey was rushed to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital where he was treated for possible broken bones.

Police are reviewing surveillance video from the gas station and following several leads.