Toddler Fatally Hit outside Laudromat in Connecticut; Driver Arrested after He Fled Little Girl Fighting for Life

A man has been charged by the police in relation to a tragic incident in Hartford last month, where a toddler was involved in a hit-and-run and sadly lost their life.

A man named Melvin Daniels, aged 30, from Hartford, surrendered himself on Monday. He is facing charges of second-degree manslaughter, evading responsibility involving a death, and having an illegally tinted windshield. This information was provided by Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police Department.

According to Boisvert, the incident occurred on June 3 around 11 p.m. at the TopKat Super Laundromat on New Britain Ave. Multiple 911 callers reported that a toddler had been hit by a car, prompting officers to respond.

A tragic incident occurred when emergency crews discovered an unresponsive 19-month-old girl in the road. She was quickly transported to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where she was unfortunately pronounced dead.

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After conducting an investigation, authorities discovered that a young girl named Camila Elizabeth Ramirez-Carcamo from Hartford had accidentally wandered out of a laundromat and was tragically struck by a vehicle. Her parents were present during the incident and took her to the hospital, as reported by Boisvert.

The driver involved departed the scene in a 2013 black BMW 328xi, which was discovered the following morning at a McDonald’s on Kimberly Avenue in New Haven.

According to Boisvert, the Hartford Police Crime Scene Division carried out a thorough investigation, resulting in authorities obtaining an arrest warrant for Daniels. After his arrest, he was held on a bond of $300,000 and is scheduled to be arraigned in Hartford Superior Court on Monday.

Boisvert reported that the video surveillance footage captured Ramirez-Carcamo swiftly exiting the laundromat and entering the street.

According to his account, the video captured the moment when the child made it to the middle of the road and paused at the yellow line. It was at that point that she turned back and tragically got hit as reported by Courant News.

According to a spokesperson from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, the agency has provided support to Ramirez-Carcamo’s family after the incident, offering trauma-informed assistance. The DCF is currently under investigation, in collaboration with the Hartford police, according to the agency’s statement.

“Our condolences go out to the family of this baby during this challenging and heart-wrenching period,” DCF expressed during that time.

According to Boisvert, the incident is still being investigated.

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