Suspected Illegal Immigrant Kills 6th Grade Teacher on Thanksgiving

A suspected illegal immigrant is facing charges in the hit-and-run death of a sixth-grade teacher on Thanksgiving morning in El Paso, Texas.

Police said Joel Velazquez, 24, ran a red light and struck 28-year-old Amanda Ferguson while she crossed the street around 2:00am local time Thursday. 

Velazquez was reportedly out of jail on bond for a 2017 assault charge and was in the country illegally, according to KFOX14.

KFOX14 reported that Velazquez fled the scene, but then turned himself in to authorities two days later and was placed under an ICE detainer. Full story HERE

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