Woman Hit, Killed by Car After Getting Off Transit Bus in Waterbury

A woman who had just gotten off a Connecticut transit bus was struck and killed by a driver who left the scene in Waterbury Monday night, according to police.

The woman, identified as 30-year-old Mariely Cruz, was struck by a 2015 Honda Civic as she was crossing Stillson Road in Waterbury just before 8 p.m. Monday, police said. Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene.

As police were investigating, the Honda returned to the scene. They said Kristen Mulcahy, 32, was driving the vehicle.

At the time of the crash, police had been searching for the operator of a Honda who they said was involved in a domestic disturbance around 6:30 p.m. at a Waterbury home.

Police identified Mulcahy as the suspect in the domestic incident and said she is accused of assaulting two family members who sustained minor injuries.

Mulcahy, who was visibly upset, was transported to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation and she is in the hospital under police guard.

She was charged with two counts of breach of peace, two counts of assault of an elderly person in the third degree and criminal mischief in the third degree in connection to the domestic disturbance.

Once Mulcahy is released from the hospital she will be processed for the domestic incident charges and scheduled for arraignment, police said.

Police are investigating the fatal crash and no charges have been filed.

Witnesses are asked to call the Waterbury Accident Investigation Unit at (203) 346-3975.

Editor's note: Police initially provided an incorrect age for the victim but later clarified her birth date. The victim was 30 years old.

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