Two brothers are responsible for the death of a South Jersey Middle School teacher who was only 27 years old, according to police.
Two brothers, who police say, are responsible for the death of a South Jersey Middle School teacher, appeared in court today.
Charges have been filed against 26 years old Jose Luis Galindo-Sanchez and 19 year old Lucio Garcia-Sanchez as a result of the accident.
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Amy Vorhees was killed in a car accident while she was driving to work Wednesday. A pickup truck, driven by Jose Sanchez, slammed into the driver side of Vorhees’ car at the intersection of Troth Road and route 70 in Evesham Township according to police. A makeshift memorial with flowers and letters now marks the spot where the accident occurred.
An investigation revealed that immediately after the crash, the suspect advised his brother to leave the scene in an effort to thwart law enforcement from collecting information regarding the incident. The incident is still being investigated to determine whether or not there was criminal conduct.
Jose Sanchez has been charged with hindering apprehension, obstruction of justice and witness tampering. His brother Lucio Sanchez has been charged as a material witness.
The brothers are originally from Mexico and are in the country illegally. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have placed detainers on both men.
Vorhees was a 7th grade language arts teacher at Demasi Middle School in Marlton. She also coached softball at Demasi.
Grief counselors were on hand at Demasi today as students and staff continues to mourn the loss of a teacher.
Vorhees’ neighbor said she was recently married.