A Utah truck driver was arrested at a service area on the New York State Thruway Wednesday night and charged with second-degree murder following a fatal hit-and-run accident in Albany, authorities said.

Scott Perry, 31, of West Valley City, was accused of running over George S. Parker, 42, Albany, early Wednesday morning after driving about seven blocks with Parker clinging to the outside of his rig, said Albany Police Capt. William Murray.Perry was found sleeping in his rig at the Chittenango service area in Madison County by state police and arrested without incident, said state police Lt. James Coates.