MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run that authorities say killed a mother after she pushed her 7-year-old daughter to safety.
Police say 21-year-old Alex Checa, of Meriden, turned himself in Wednesday. He faces charges that include evading responsibility causing the death of a person.
Police say 40-year-old Dania Cedeno-Delrosario and her daughter, Denisse, were crossing a Meriden street on Oct. 7 when the mother was struck. Cedeno-Delrosario died at the hospital. Her daughter was hospitalized with minor injuries and released.
Police say the driver fled, but a mirror and casing were found at the scene.
Checa is being held on $250,000 bond pending arraignment Thursday. His case wasn't listed in online court records and it could not immediately be determined if he had a lawyer.