Vermont man hit man with truck, tried to leave him in creek

GREENSBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder and drunken driving after police said he hit a teenager with his pickup truck and then dumped him over a ravine and into a creek. The Vermont State Police said Parker Clark, 20, of Craftsbury was arrested after the incident.

The victim, Tyler Friend, 19, of Craftsbury, is hospitalized in basic condition, police said.

Police said the driver was doing donuts in the parking lot of a boating ramp access in Greensboro on Wednesday night when he hit the teen. He then loaded the teen into his truck and drove him to a far away farm in Craftsbury, across a cornfield, and dragged and carried him over ravine and down into a creek, police said.

The driver then got his truck stuck in the mud. He carried the teen back out the woods and went to a local farm to call for help, police said. The teen, who was unconscious, was flown by helicopter to University of Vermont Medical Center.

The driver, who was ordered held without bail, is expected to be arraigned on Thursday. It was not closest known if he is being represented by an attorney.

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