Additional charges for man accused of killing teacher in hit-and-run on Cincinnati

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The El Paso Police Department added to more charges against the man accused of killing a teacher in a hit-and-run crash on Thanksgiving.

Joel Velazquez, 24, is now charged with Manslaughter and Tampering with Evidence in addition to Accident Involving Death.

Police said Velazquez ran red lights and hit Eastwood Heights Elementary School teacher Amanda Weyant Ferguson, 28, as she crossed Mesa at Cincinnati early on Nov. 22.

She was in the crosswalk at the time of the collision, police said. Velazquez ditched the vehicle and later tired to claim it was stolen.

U.S. Customs and Immigration currently has a hold put out for him for being in the country illegally, which will prevent him from bonding out. 

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