Joel Barrozo, alleged driver in deadly South Bend hit-and-run, turns himself in

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A South Bend man charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident Sunday is in custody.

Joel Barrozo, 30, was charged with five felonies Monday, including two counts of leaving the scene of a fatal crash in South Bend. He was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

It wasn't known if he has an attorney who could comment

Joel Barrozo

Police said a Dodge Avenger rear-ended another northbound car, sending that vehicle into southbound traffic. The crash occurred Sunday night near South Bend International Airport.

Marvi Thomas and her 9-year-old son, Christopher, were killed. Three people in another vehicle were seriously injured, including a 17-month-old girl.

State police dogs searched neighborhoods, but police believe Barrozo and another man were picked up by another vehicle.
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