Nov 25, 2021 5:00 PM

Man charged in hit-and-run that killed school secretary

Posted Nov 25, 2021 5:00 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a popular secretary at a Kansas City high school.

The Kansas City Star reports that Arnold King II was charged Monday with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal crash and tampering with a motor vehicle in the Sept. 17 death of 31-year-old Valeria Villa-Alvarado.

According to court documents, Kansas City police officers were waiting for a check to be completed on a vehicle that was spotted in an area known for prostitution and drugs when the driver sped off. A dispatcher then told officers that the SUV was stolen from Overland Park, Kansas. The crash happened minutes later.