Todd Piro & Jared Dobiecki
Relatives of Marc Santos, the 18-year-old charged in a deadly hit-and-run accident, said the teen isn't the only person responsibile for the death of the 90-year-old victim.
The teen charged in the hit-and-run accident that killed a 90-year-old woman with dementia appeared in court Thursday morning.
Marc Santos,18, of Waterbury was arrested on Wednesday after detectives received a tip that he was involved in the fatal crash. When interviewed by police, Santos admitted to being the driver of the car that struck and killed Nella Atkins, police said.
"My brother feels sorry," said Betzabeth Santos, the suspect's sister. "He didn't mean to do it. he didn't see her. He wears glasses, you know, he wasn't wearing them. It was raining."
Around 1:30 a.m., Saturday, police responded to Highland Ave. and Bradley Ave. There they found Nella Atkins suffering from injuries sustained after being struck by a motor vehicle. Atkins was transported to Waterbury Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.