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Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run in Connecticut

Deadly Hit and Run Suspect in Court

Woman appeared in court accused of a hit and run crash which killed a mother of two (Published Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016)

A 23-year-old Waterbury woman has been charged in the hit-and-run that killed a 22-year-old mother of two on Monday.

Clara Hinton, 23, of Waterbury, is accused of hitting Genesis Baez, 22, of Waterbury, as she was standing near the front passenger side of an occupied two-door 1998 Honda Civic on Bronson Street in Waterbury just after 9:30 a.m.

Hinton was behind the wall of a four-door 2001 Chevy Malibu that made a left turn from Cooke Street and hit the Civic and then hit Baez, police said.

Baez sustained serious head and upper body injuries and was brought to St Mary’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. She was a resident of Bronson Street, according to police.

Hinton is accused  fleeting from the scene and has been charged with evading responsibility operating a motor vehicle, causing serious physical injury or death. 

The court set Hinton's bond at $500,000. Hinton was transported to Waterbury Superior Court Wednesday morning to be arraigned and her next court date was scheduled for Feb. 10. 

 The sister of Baez has set up a gofundme.com campaign to raise money for her older sister's funeral.