No homicide charge in teacher death

July 1, 2009 10:49:21 AM PDT
An illegal immigrant from Mexico will not face a vehicular homicide charge in the death of a Burlington County teacher back in April.Amy Voorhees, 27, was a 7th grade language arts teacher and softball coach who was driving to work at DeMasi Middle School.

The Burlington County Prosecutor said Jose Luis Galindo-Sanchez, 26, of Camden was the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into the side of her car at the intersection of Troth Road and Route 70 in Evesham Township.

His 19-year-old brother, Lucio Garcia-Sanchez, was a passenger.

A grand jury decided not to indict Galindo-Sanchez on vehicular homicide. Prosecutors said the grand jury found insufficient evidence of recklessness on the part of Galindo-Sanchez, even though investigators said he ran a red light.

Jose Luis Galindo-Sanchez has already been charged with Hindering Apprehension, Obstruction of Justice and Witness Tampering.

Police say their investigation revealed that, immediately after the crash, Galindo-Sanchez advised his brother to leave the scene in an effort to thwart law enforcement from collecting information regarding the incident.

Police found Garcia-Sanchez walking away from the collision site approximately a quarter mile from the intersection.

The brothers still face deporation.

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