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Des Moines police expect charge change in fatal hit-and-run

February 27, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say they expect charges will be changed because a driver accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian lied about having children in her vehicle.

Police say Oleaf Teoh’s sport utility vehicle struck 33-year-old Matthew Otto from behind on Sunday night. Court records say the 22-year-old Teoh is charged with vehicular homicide while driving under the influence, leaving the accident scene and two counts of neglect or abandonment of a dependent person.

Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for her.

Police say she’d lied about her identity when first questioned and now say she lied about having 3-day-old and 6-year-old children with her when Otto was hit. Investigators say they’ve learned that two adults were with her. They haven’t been named.

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