UPDATE: Waterloo man charged after leaving scene, tampering with evidence in fatal hit-and-run

Police say a Waterloo man was killed after being struck by a vehicle on a busy local road.

It happened on Tuesday around 8:40 p.m. when the Waterloo Police Department was called to the area of East Main Street and Thurber Drive for a reported ‘man down’ along side the road.

The victim, identified as Isaiah McKoy, 30, of Waterloo was having CPR performed on him by a bystander. Officers immediately took over and called for an ambulance.

Finger Lakes Ambulance responded to the scene and took over treatment. However, McKoy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigation has determined that an unknown vehicle that was traveling west on Route 5&20 struck the 30-year-old and left the scene.

Police announced an arrest of the man who left the scene of the fatal incident, and noted that the suspect went out of their way to remain unidentified in the investigative process.

Samuel Eckert, 30, is accused of abandoning the vehicle, as well as his identification in order to avoid it being used as evidence.

He was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, tampering with evidence, aggravated unlicensed operation, and failure to use designated lane.

There was a passenger inside the vehicle at the time of the deadly wreck, but no additional information was immediately available. Anyone with information is asked to call 315-539-2022.

Members of the Waterloo Police Department, with assistance from, the New York State Police, Seneca County Sheriff’s Department and Seneca Falls Police Department are actively investigating this incident.

Anyone who may have information or who was in the area of the accident is asked to call the Waterloo Police Department at 315-539-2022.