Boyfriend of young woman killed in Waterbury hit-and-run hopes suspect is found

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Update:  Police have made an arrest in connection with the hit and run death of a young mother on Monday.

Clara Hinton, 23, was charged with evading  responsibility and operating a motor vehicle causing serious physical injury or death. Her bond was set at $500,000.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

WATERBURY -- A Waterbury man is hoping police track down the woman who hit his girlfriend with a car and ended up killing her.

Josh Cubero says 22-year-old Genesis Baez ran back in their Bronson Street home Monday morning to grab their 5-month-old daughter's coat while he waited in the car. When Baez tried to get back into his car, she was hit. Police said the driver of a Chevy Malibu first hit the front end of Cubero's Honda, then Baez, who was standing near the front passenger's side.

"[The driver] came flying through and hit the car and dragged her down the road," Cubero said.  "I tried to pull her and I couldn't. She was just stuck under the car."

Police said the driver of the Malibu got out of the car and then ran off. Baez suffered serious injuries and died a short time later at the hospital.

Police said they have some good leads. They are looking for a  woman in her 20s who is about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10.

If you know anything, or happened to be in the area of Cooke and Bronson streets Monday morning, please call Waterbury Police.