Valeria Villa-Alvarado

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash in connection with a fatal September hit and run.

Arnold King, 23, has been charged in the incident that killed 31-year-old Valeria Villa-Alvarado September 17 at the intersection of 12th and Bales.

According to police, King was driving on Bales at a high rate of speed when he disregarded a stop sign and hit Villa-Alvarado's car. King and a passenger both fled the scene. Villa-Alvarado was pronounced dead at the scene. Her two children were in the car and injured. 

Villa-Alvarado was a secretary at East High School in KCMO, where she worked at since 2018. She is survived by two young daughters. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from KCTV5 News. 

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