Mom Killed in Hit-and-Run Pushed Daughter to Safety
Daughter, 7, only sustained minor injuries
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 10, 2016 12:03 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Authorities say a Connecticut woman saved her 7-year-old daughter's life by pushing her out of the way moments before she was struck and killed in a hit-and-run, the AP reports. Police say 40-year-old Dania Cegeno-Delrosario and her 7-year-old daughter, Denisse, were crossing a street in Meriden on Friday night when they were struck. The Meriden Record-Journal reports the girl told police that her mother saw the approaching vehicle and pushed her to safety. "I heard a kid scream and it sounded like my own daughter," said a witness. "She just kept saying, 'mommy’s dead, mommy’s dead.'" Cegeno-Delrosario was taken to a hospital, where she later died. The woman's daughter was hospitalized with minor injuries. She has since been released. Police say the driver fled the scene but left behind a mirror and casing. The investigation is ongoing.