Police find vehicle of interest involved in deadly hit-and-run crash in Barkhamsted

New Hartford resident Zachary Dube died after a hit-and-run crash in Barkhamsted. (WFSB)

Police have located a pickup truck involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Barkhamsted over the weekend, however the driver has not been identified by investigators.

New Hartford resident Zachary Dube died after police said he was struck by a Toyota Tacoma while riding his dirt bike in the parking lot of the Log House Restaurant on Friday night.

State police said 23-year-old Dube was on his dirt bike when the Tacoma hit him around 9 p.m. After the crash, police said the Tacoma pulled out of the parking lot and fled the scene.

The Tacoma was last seen by two witnesses as it speed from the scene where it turned onto Route 318 in Barkhamsted.

When police arrived, they found Dube suffering from serious injuries. Dube was rushed to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and then flown by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital. Dube died at Hartford Hospital from injuries suffered in the crash just 8 p.m. on Saturday.

State police thanked Connecticut residents for their help. They said their Facebook post has been shared more than 1,800 times.

Anyone with information about the deadly crash is asked to call State Police Troop B at 860-626-1840 or text TIPS711 to 236748.

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