Second Arrest In Pedestrian’s Hit-Run Death
Waterbury police have made a second arrest in the hit-and-run death of a 90-year-old pedestrian earlier this month.
Nella Atkins, suffering dementia, had wandered away from her nearby home and was struck at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Bradley Avenue about 1:30 in the morning.
Last week police arrested 18-year-old Mark Santos of East Liberty Street in Waterbury on charges of felony evading responsibility. Today they charged 21-year-old Juan Sanchez of Waterbury with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution. Police say he allowed Santos to hide the v ehicle in his garage, helped replace the broken windshield, then disposed of the glass.