New Hampshire woman says she was driver who ran over Norwich cadet

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A 65-year-old New Hampshire walked into a Vermont State Police barracks Monday and said she may have been the driver who ran over a Norwich University cadet who, moments earlier, had been ejected from his vehicle after a single-car crash on I-91.

Police say Keanan Thompson lost control of his Jeep Wrangler early Sunday, crashed into the guardrail and was ejected onto southbound I-91. As other drivers exited their vehicles to assist Thompson, a four-door sedan raced through the scene and struck Thompson as he lay in the road. The driver of the vehicle did not stop.

On Wednesday, police say Patricia Whitcomb, 65, of Charlestown, New Hampshire, came to the Vermont State Police’s Westminster barracks and said she may have been the driver who struck Thompson. Troopers say they have confirmed that her gray 2004 Honda Civic with New Hampshire plates was the car that hit Thompson.

The Vermont State Police said it is consulting with the Windsor County State’s Attorney’s Office about possible charges against Whitcomb.  

The investigation continues and police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or who has any information potentially relevant to contact the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600.

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