15-Year-Old Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Hartford

Hartford police have charged a 15-year-old Hartford boy in the hit-and-run on Edgewood Street on Sunday, Jan. 14 that killed a 61-year-old woman.

Police said 61-year-old Miriam Garcia, of Hartford, was on the sidewalk when struck by a car in the area of 61 Edgewood Street around noon. She was rushed to Saint Francis Hospital, where she died of her injuries.

An empty car believed to be the vehicle involved was found at the scene. The Volvo, which had been reported stolen, had flat front and rear driver side tires and other damage, according to police.

Witnesses told police the driver took off after the crash.

Police said the 15-year-old admitted to stealing the Volvo SUV from Mansfield Street and driving when Garcia was hit, police said.

Police have charged the juvenile with second-degree manslaughter, evading responsibility with death resulting, reckless driving, third-degree larceny, second-degree criminal trover and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

He was brought to the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center, where he is held without bond.

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