Police cruiser involved in hit-and-run in Georgia

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GEORGIA – A Chittenden County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a hit-and-run accident on I-89 in Georgia yesterday.

Police say the deputy was struck into the median and the other vehicle fled the scene headed north.

Deputy Jerod Adams said that he was headed north in the passing lane attempting to pass a vehicle when another vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed came up from behind in the right lane.

The vehicle then cut over into the passing lane and struck the sheriff cruiser in the rear passenger side quarter panel, propelling it into the median.

Police say the vehicle which struck the cruiser was estimated to be traveling in excess of 100 miles-per-hour.

The vehicle is described as a newer model silver Mitsubishi SUV.

Any damage sustained by the SUV is believed to be along the driver’s side of the front bumper.

Law enforcement officers from several agencies in Franklin County searched for this vehicle without locating it.