Meriden police hope photos of car in fatal hit-and-run will lead to suspect

MERIDEN–As police continue to search for the person responsible for hitting a young mother and killing her before driving of, new information is being released.

Meriden Police have released still images from nearby surveillance video that they believe depicts the responsible vehicle for the fatal hit-and-run that left Dania Cedeno-Delrosario dead. Police describe the car they are looking for as a four door red Nissan sedan with tinted windows, with heavy windshield damage. Parts from the scene, including the driver’s side mirror and casing, matched a Nissan.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Friday Dania and her 7-year-old daughter Denisse were crossing Springdale Avenue on their way home to their Lewis Avenue house when a car approached them without slowing down.

Just before she was hit, Dania pushed Denisse out of the car’s way, saving her life. Dania, meanwhile, was thrown and pinned under another  car, and later died from her injuries.

Police say the driver fled the scene but left behind a mirror and casing that may match a Nissan. Now Marcos and police are asking for any witnesses to come forward.

Meriden Police released a statement that said, “This was a horrific incident which has left a 7-year-old girl without her mother and the Meriden Police Department will work tirelessly trying to locate the operator and vehicle involved.”

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call (203) 630-6215. All tips remain anonymous.