Waterbury woman gets 4 years in fatal hit-and-run

Clara Hinton

Clara Hinton

WATERBURY — A Waterbury woman who ran from the scene of a crash that left a young mother of two dead has been sentenced to four years in prison.

The Republican-American reports that 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 say 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.

They say she struck a parked car and the woman standing next to it. That woman, Genesis Baez, died, leaving behind two children.

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

Hinton apologized in court.