Waterbury police searching for suspect responsible for hit and run that left a 31-year-old woman in critical condition

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Waterbury police are investigating and searching for a 35-year-old woman that they say is responsible for a hit and run Saturday morning that left another woman with life-threatening injuries.

Stacy Edwards, 35, will be charged with first-degree criminal attempt at manslaughter, second-degree breach of peace, third-degree assault, reckless driving and evading responsibility in connection to a 31-year-old being “struck by a vehicle and sustain[ing] serious life threatening visible injuries,” police said.

The incident occurred around 2:22 a.m., near Frost Road at Homestead Avenue.

Investigators learned that a “nearby disturbance occurred prior to the female victim being struck by a vehicle,” they said. “The female victim was the subject of a physical assault involving that disturbance and was later observed walking on the side walk in the area of Frost Road and Homestead Avenue. Shortly after the disturbance, she was struck by a vehicle which then fled the scene.”

Police said Edwards was driving a black 2007 Jeep Cherokee with the Connecticut license plate BB-74168. She has not been arrested yet.

Anyone with information on Edwards’ whereabouts should contact Officer Randy Guisto at (203)346-3975.

Jessika Harkay can be reached at jharkay@courant.com.