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

St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office


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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