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Police make arrest in deadly Waterloo hit-and-run



Police make arrest in deadly Waterloo hit-and-run

WATERLOO, N.Y. — Waterloo Police have made an arrest in connection to a deadly hit-and-run Tuesday night.

Police say Samuel J. Eckert, 30, of Waterloo has been charged with several felonies including leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident (D) and tampering with evidence (E). He’s also been charged with unlicensed operation and failure to use a designated lane.

Waterloo Police say they responded to a call of a man down on the side of the road at East Main Street and Thurber Drive around  8:40 p.m. Tuesday. Isaiah McKoy, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A bystander performed CPR, officers took over and called for an ambulance. Finger Lakes Ambulance arrived and continued treatment.

Police believe the driver was headed westbound on State Route 5 when they struck McKoy and kept going.

Eckert was processed and sent to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.

Police say the investigation is still active, and they encourage anyone with additional information to contact them at 315-539-2022.