Police Offer Details on Bridgeport Hit-and-Run

By Casey Cora on June 18, 2013 7:41pm 

 Police released descriptions of the car that struck and killed a Bridgeport woman.
Police released descriptions of the car that struck and killed a Bridgeport woman.
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CHICAGO — Authorities have released details about the driver of a car that struck and killed a 21-year-old Bridgeport woman and then drove away.

According to an alert issued by Chicago Police Department on Tuesday, the vehicle — a maroon Hyundai Sonata sedan — was driven by a Hispanic male believed to be in his 20s. The car was occupied by two other people.

Police said the car was speeding in the 3200 block of South Morgan Street when it struck Carissa Hinz, an aspiring artist who was helping clean up after Friday night's kickoff party for Version Fest, the community-focused art and cultural festival she helped organize.

The impact from the crash sent Hinz flying into the rear windshield of a car parked about a 100 feet away, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hinz was a well-known artist and barista in the community. Friends at Jackalope Coffee and Tea have said they'll donate all of their tips at the end of the week to Hinz's family.

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