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Waterloo driver to spend 3-7 years in prison for fatal hit-and-run on 5&20

A local man will spend several years in prison after pleading guilty in Seneca County Court to charges related to a fatal crash that happened on 5&20 near Thurber Drive in Waterloo.

Samuel Eckert, 32, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a personal injury accident resulting in death and two unrelated charges – criminal possession of a weapon and criminal contempt.


Eckert fled the scene after striking Isaiah McKoy, 30, of Waterloo in October 2020. First responders tried, unsuccessfully, to perform life saving measures.

Police confirmed that there was no reason to believe Eckert intended to hit McKoy. Chief Jason Godley told the Finger Lakes Times that weather conditions were ‘terrible’.

Eckert is expected to be sentenced to 3-7 years in prison.

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



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