By MIKE DONOGHUE
Islander Staff Writer
HIGHGATE – A Colchester driver struck and killed a Highgate woman as she walked her dog Thursday morning, St. Albans Police said. It was while her husband was making the E-911 call that he determined his wife was the victim, police said.
Wendy Lambert, 63 died from her injuries despite the efforts of first responders to perform life saving measures on her, Police Chief Gary Taylor said.
Regon Lowe, 21, of Colchester was identified as the driver, police said. He was in custody Thursday and investigators were working with State’s Attorney James Hughes on possible criminal charges and a court date, police said.
St. Albans Police, which provides law enforcement to Highgate through a contract, received a E-911 phone call about 9:20 a.m. reporting a pedestrian had been struck by a car at Hannah and Durkee Roads in Highgate and had left the scene, Taylor said.
The caller, Michael Lambert, provided a description of the car and operator along with license plate information, as the vehicle’s rear bumper with the license plate attached was torn from the car when it struck a fence in Lambert’s yard, police said.
Lambert’s husband while making the E-911 call later determined the vehicle had struck his wife, who was walking their dog, police said. Both were laying on the side of the road, unresponsive, Taylor said.
About five minutes later Vermont State Police radioed they had stopped the suspect vehicle and operator at Fisher Pond Road and Fairfield Street in St. Albans, the chief reported.
Lowe reported he was in the area visiting a friend, police said. Lowe admitted that he was involved in the crash in question, struck the victim and left the scene, Taylor said.
St. Albans Officers were assisted by state police at the crash scene and with the apprehension of the suspect.