Crime

Gregory Hauptmann busted in David Hernandez hit-and-run after taking car for repair

Update: Earlier this week, we recounted a sad story about the passing of David Hernandez, who'd lingered in a coma for days after being struck while riding his bicycle before finally succumbing to his catastrophic injuries.

As for the person who struck Hernandez, he hit and ran; see our previous coverage below.

Now, an arrest has been made in the case, with Gregory Hauptmann, 41, facing two serious charges. And what led to the bust? A trip to a body shop.

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