Waterbury Woman Sentenced to 4 Years in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Clara Hinton fatal Waterbury crash
NBCConnecticut.com and Waterbury Police

A Waterbury, Connecticut woman who ran from the scene of a crash that killed a young mother of two has been sentenced to four years in prison. 

Clara Hinton was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to evading responsibility in which there was a death. She has been in jail since her arrest in January shortly following the accident. 

Prosecutors said the 24-year-old Hinton was in a car that wasn't registered or insured and had a license plate that belonged to a camping trailer. 

She hit a parked car and the woman standing next to it, 22-year-old Genesis Baez. Baez died, leaving behind two children. 

Hinton, meanwhile, crawled from the wreckage, and ran away on foot. 

Hinton apologized in court.

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