Police make arrest in Canton hit and run


CANTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Hartford man is in custody, he’s accused of leaving the scene after hitting a pedestrian with his car.

The accident happened on Simonds Avenue in Canton Wednesday night. Police arrived on the scene and found the 32 year old victim laying in the road, he was later airlifted to Hartford Hospital for treatment.

Police say, Joshua Lacomb, 26, was the driver. He’s accused of taking off after hitting the victim. But, police say, a witness gave them a call after seeing the story on the news. That tip lead police to Lacomb and he was arrested at his home.

Lacomb is charged with evading responsibility. He’s being held on $5,000 non-surety bond.

No word on the name or condition of the victim.

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