Waterbury Police have made an arrest in the pedestrian hit and run crash that occurred at 11:30 pm Monday night at the intersection of the Route 8 off ramp, Aurora Street, and the Route 73 Connector. Based on a tip from the public we located the striking vehicle, a blue 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, and its owner, Michael McHaney (3/7/83), at 47 Pearl Street.
The vehicle has been seized as evidence and McHaney has confessed to being the driver of the striking vehicle. McHaney has been charged with Felony Evading Responsibility, Manslaughter 2nd, and Assault 2nd with a Motor Vehicle. He is being held on $500,000 bond at the Waterbury Police Department. He will appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Wednesday morning.
One victim, Richard Resto (9/29/91) of 70 Edwin Avenue in Waterbury, remains in stable condition at St. Mary’s Hospital where he is being treated for leg and hip injuries. The more seriously injured victim, Joshua Rodriguez (10/27/94), died of his injuries at 2:00 pm today at Waterbury Hospital. He suffered fatal head and internal injuries in the crash.