Pownal man charged with leaving scene of an accident after crash Sunday

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POWNAL — A Pownal man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident after a crash on Carpenter Hill Road Sunday, officials say.

Carson Lussier, 20, was driving south in a 1986 Toyota Tacoma when he came around a curve in the roadway sideways, hitting a 2016 Buick Enclave driven by Deborah Corbin, 57, of Pownal, according to a release from the Vermont State Police, Shaftsbury Barracks.

Neither driven was injured.

Vermont State Police responded to the crash at about 6 p.m. Sunday. The driver of the Tacoma, later identified as Lussier, left the scene immediately after the collision.

Lussier was located and charged with leaving the scene of an accident as well as negligent operation of a motor vehicle, according to the release. He is scheduled to appear in Bennington County Superior Court Criminal Division on Aug. 19 at 8:15 a.m.

The crash caused slight damage to the rear bumper of the Tacoma. The car Corbin was driving sustained driver's side wheel damage and a popped tire.

The investigation is ongoing, but speed appears to be a "significant factor" in the crash, according to the release.

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