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Victim of fatal Uxbridge crash identified

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UXBRIDGE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) - Authorities say a truck driver has come forward to say he may be responsible for a fatal pedestrian accident in Uxbridge.

Meanwhile, police have identified the man apparently struck from behind and killed as he walked along the side of a road.

Police say 55-year-old Robert Orcutt died at the scene after getting struck at about 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

Officials tell FOX 25's Crystal Haynes that Orcutt often went out for walks in the area of the incident. The area is reportedly dimly lit with no sidewalk.

A representative from Alternatives Unlimited, a central Mass. residential program, confirmed the victim was a part of their community, at a group home for people with mental illness. They did not identify Orcutt by name, citing privacy laws.

"He was energetic, kind, and could make anyone laugh. He was also a gifted artist who loved music and all things outdoors," read a statement from Alternatives.

A spokesman for the Worcester district attorney's office tells The Telegram & Gazette the driver of a tractor-trailer came forward Monday and told investigators he thought he hit something as he drove through Uxbridge. The driver, who authorities identify as James J. Dean, of Blackstone, says he stopped and looked around his truck, but didn't find anything, so drove on. He came forward when he heard about the fatality.
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