Pedestrian hit, killed in Bennington, Vt.

BENNINGTON, Vt. – A 79-year-old
man was killed in a traffic crash Saturday in Bennington, Vt.

At around 11:05 a.m., the
Bennington Police Department responded to a serious injury traffic crash on
North Bennington Road, immediately west of the Bennington College
entrance.  It was reported that a car struck a pedestrian. 

When they arrived, police found
Henry H. Chalifoux, 79, of 1246 North Bennington Rd in North Bennington to be
gravely injured on the side of the road after being struck by a vehicle as he
crossed the road to get to his mailbox.  Police also located the driver of
a 2003 Ford Focus, Georgianna Carter, 86, of North Bennington.

Mr. Chalifoux was pronounced
deceased at the hospital. 

A preliminary investigation revealed
Carter was driving westbound on Route 67-A, while Mr. Chalifoux was crossing
the street. 

A determination of fault hasn't
been determined at this time, pending further investigation and the autopsy
results. The crash in under investigation and police are asking anyone who may
have witnessed the crash to contact either officer with information.

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