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Pedestrian Matthew Otto, 33, killed in collision with alleged hit-and-run driver Oleaf Teoh, 22, on Urbandale Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa

Modified Date: 
Mon, 04/01/2019 - 6:19am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Victim of Deadly Hit-and-Run Identified; Suspect Gave Police False Name

Des Moines police say the victim in the hit and run was 33-year-old Matthew Otto of Des Moines. Police say Teoh gave them a false name to start with, but fingerprints were used to learn her new identity. 

Suspect Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

She is being held in the Polk County Jail and will likely make her first appearance in jail court Monday morning. Police say Neyail was driving westbound when her SUV struck the pedestrian, who was walking westbound. When emergency crews arrived at the scene Neyail was no longer there. DES MOINES, Iowa – Police say a woman was driving under the influence Sunday night when she hit and killed a pedestrian before leaving the scene of the accident. According to police Neyail’s children, a three-day-old and a six-year-old, were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Police Uncover More Lies Told by Woman Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Police say the charges against Teoh will be amended to reflect that no children were with her during the crash. Twenty-two-year-old Oleaf Teoh is facing several charges including vehicular homicide-OWI. Police say she was drunk when she hit and killed 33-year-old Matthew Otto. Teoh was traveling westbound in an SUV when she struck Otto, who was walking westbound. She initially gave police a false name and also told them her three-day-old and six-year-old child were in the vehicle when the deadly crash happened. Police have now learned two other adults, and not her children, were with her at the time of the crash.

Trial Begins Monday for Woman Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Oleaf Teoh, 23, is facing several charges including vehicular homicide and operating a car while under the influence.

People Involved: 
Oleaf Teoh
Matthew Otto

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