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Police make arrest in Schenectady hit-and-run case

Police make arrest in Schenectady hit-and-run case

The victim remained in serious condition Tuesday at Albany Medical Center, police say
Police make arrest in Schenectady hit-and-run case
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Correction: An earlier version of this story included a photo provided by police that was incorrect. The photo has been removed.

SCHENECTADY -- Police have charged a Mason Street resident in connection with a car-pedestrian crash on Saturday that seriously injured a man, police said.

Terence T. Fogle, 33, faces one count of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, a misdemeanor, and operating a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver, a ticket.

Fogle could face a more serious felony charge depending on the severity of the victim's injuries, police spokesman Sgt. Jeffrey McCutcheon said.

McCutcheon identified the victim as Agustin Zabala, 31, of Schenectady. He was taken to Albany Medical Center where he remained in serious condition as of Tuesday, McCutcheon said.

Zabala was struck just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Albany Street and Brandywine Avenue, police said.

Previous: Pedestrian struck early Saturday in Schenectady; driver flees, Oct. 28, 2018

The police department's preliminary investigation indicated pedestrian error to be a contributing factor in the crash, McCutcheon said.

Police soon found the vehicle abandoned near Aumiller's Pharmacy on State Street, though McCutcheon said he did not know whether the vehicle was registered to Fogle or to someone else.

Fogle later turned himself in to police, according to police documents.

The crash was one of two local hit-and-run accidents involving pedestrians on Saturday. State police in Clifton Park are investigating a hit-and-run there just before midnight Saturday night that seriously injured a man. Troopers Monday night arrested a Waterford man in that case.

Also: Arrest made in Clifton Park hit-and-run case, Oct. 30, 2018

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