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Driver who struck girl on bicycle turns himself in to Orleans deputies

CARLTON – A motorist who drove away Tuesday evening after striking an 8-year-old girl on a bicycle in the Town of Carlton turned himself in Wednesday to deputies. according to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department.

Jeffery P. Vannostrand, 52, of Water Street, Kent, was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury motor vehicle accident. He was released pending an appearance Sept. 12 in Carlton Town Court.

Investigators said a westbound vehicle struck the girl about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday on Baker Road and then left the scene. The girl was airlifted by Mercy Flight to Women and Children’s Hospital, Buffalo.

Deputies provided no information about her condition or the extent of her injuries.

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