REVEALED: Immigrant who killed young teacher, 28, in Thanksgiving hit-and-run was out on bond AND in Texas illegally

Sunday, November 25, 2018
By Paul Martin

Cops arrested and charged Joel Velazquez, 24, with Accident Involving Death killing Amanda Ferguson Weyant in a hit and run on Thanksgiving Day
At the time of the crash he was out on bond from a 2017 assault charge and was apparently in the country illegally
Weyant was using a crosswalk when she was hit by Velazquez’ car
Her father Dan said his actions have ‘destroyed’ their family and daughter’s life

By LEAH MCDONALD
DAILYMAIL.COM
25 November 2018

A man arrested for killing a young teacher in a hit and run was out on bond for an assault charge dating back to 2017 in El Paso.

El Paso Police arrested and charged 24-year old Joel Velazquez with Accident Involving Death killing Amanda Ferguson Weyant in a hit and run on Thanksgiving Day.

KFOX14 reported that at the time of the crash he was out on bond from a 2017 assault charge.

He appears to be in the country illegally and is now currently on an ICE detention hold, related to his immigration status, meaning he cannot bond out of jail.

If he could, his bond is set at $125,000. On Friday police identified Weyant, 28, as the pedestrian killed by the alleged hit-and-run driver.

Police said Velasquez struck and killed Weyant at 1.45 am on November 22, 2018 at Mesa and Cincinnati street, police said.

Weyant was using a crosswalk when she was hit by Velazquez’ car, police said.

The vehicle suspected of striking Weyant, a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, was abandoned farther east on the 1300 block of Cincinnati, police said.

The vehicle had damage to its hood and a shattered windshield. Investigators dusted the vehicle for fingerprints.

Mandy was a sixth grade teacher at Eastwood Heights Elementary School.

The community has been mourning her throughout the holiday weekend.

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