updated 4/3/2009 9:02:56 PM ET 2009-04-04T01:02:56

A woman accused of being behind the wheel of a car that killed a University of Southern California student and badly injured another in a hit-and-run was arrested Friday, police said.

Claudia Cabrera, 30, was taken into custody for investigation of gross vehicular manslaughter and police were seeking her husband Joshue (pronounced HOH'-sway) Luna as a person of interest, First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell said.

McDonnell said the couple's 7-month-old son was also in the car.

Adrianna Bachan, 18, of Santa Barbara was killed and Marcus Garfinkle, also 19, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was seriously injured when a sedan ran a red light and struck them at 3 a.m. Sunday in a crosswalk.

Witnesses had said the car stopped only so a passenger could get out and pull Garfinkle off the hood. He remained hospitalized with two broken legs and other injuries.

Bachan's mother wept at a news conference at USC after the arrest was announced.

"Nothing is going to bring my baby back but I do want justice," Carmen Bachan said.

Garfinkle's mother, Barbara Vriegland, called it a "heinous crime and I, too, want to see justice for our families," she said.

McDonnell said the arrest came from tips and that rewards totaling $235,000 were a factor.

Bachan and Garfinkle were returning to their on-campus residences when they were struck.

Cabrera was being held on $1 million bail at the Van Nuys women's jail, and a case will be presented to the district attorney, McDonnell said.

A phone listing for Claudia Cabrera in Los Angeles was not in service Friday.

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