ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — An Albany man died after being hit by a car in the parking lot of a truck stop in Plattsburgh. Wayne Haupt, 53, was taken to the University of Vermont Health Network at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) where he was later pronounced dead.
Police say eyewitness accounts were able to describe the suspect driving the vehicle that hit Haupt. Police attempted to pull the suspected car over, but the driver fled.
Eventually, the car was stopped in the town of Long Lake, and the driver was identified as Thomas Lance, 38, of Albany. Lance was taken into custody without incident and charged with second-degree murder.
An autopsy was performed at the Glens Falls Hospital on Friday. The autopsy determined the cause of death to be multiple severe compressive blunt force injuries. The doctor has ruled the manner of death a homicide.
Investigations are ongoing. State Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact State Police at 518-563-3761. The State Police and the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the case.