Police: Suspect in deadly Ballston hit-and-run was headed to work
The Schenectady man accused of hitting and killing a woman who was walking to work in the town of Ballston, was on his way to work himself, investigators said.
The crash happened near the Valero gas station at the intersection of Route 50 and Brookline Road.
NewsChannel 13 obtained a felony complaint on Thursday afternoon. It shows Gary Lucas, 38, was driving his 2015 white Nissan Altima, when he hit Meredith Hamilton, who was walking to work at the Valero station.
Lucas took off in his damaged car and didn’t stop or report it as soon as he was able to, according to the complaint.
Lucas also said in court he was driving to work in Saratoga Springs at the time of the 5:43 a.m. crash.
A security camera at the gas station captured video of the collision, according to a law enforcement source.
Lucas, who is 38 years old and lives in Schenectady, has no criminal record.
NewsChannel 13 checked with the county jail Thursday afternoon and was told he was still there for lack of $100,000 bail.