A 77-year old Norwich man and his dog are dead after being hit by a vehicle on Route 12 in near Fred’s Inn shortly before 10 p.m. July 13. 

Photo by Kathy Whyte WNBF

New York State Police say Gary VanDusen was walking in an unlit area of Route 12 when he was hit and killed.

Troopers say the 45-year-old Bainbridge man who was driving the vehicle is cooperating with authorities in the investigation.

The collision closed a portion of the road near the popular Oxford restaurant for about three hours.