Arrest made in hit-and-run that left Meriden mother dead

Alex Checa (Photo provided by the Meriden Police Department)

MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Meriden police have arrested a local man who they say is responsible for a deadly hit and run last month. Police say 21-year-old Alex Checa is the driver who fled the scene after hitting Dania Cegeno-Delrosario on October 7th.

40-year-old Cegeno-Delrosario was struck while attempting to cross Springdale Avenue near Lewis Avenue. She was holding her daughter’s hand as they tried to cross the street. A witness on scene said Cegeno-Delrosario pushed her daughter out of the way to save her from being hit by the car.

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Checa, of Meriden, is charged with evading responsibility, tampering with evidence and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

Police say the vehicle used in the accident is currently in Patterson, N.J. It has been impounded by New Jersey authorities, and will be brought to the Meriden Police Department for processing.

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Checa is being held on a $250,000 bond. He will appear in Meriden Superior Court Thursday morning.