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Third grade teacher killed in hit-and-run

Harrison was a third grade teacher at Forest Avenue School. The school said counselors are at the school offering their services to the students.

The driver, 36-year-old Adam Cooper, turned himself into the police around noon on Wednesday. Cooper told police he had been driving around since the accident.

The license plate belonging to Cooper’s vehicle was recovered at the scene of the accident.

During his arraignment, prosecutors said Cooper knew he had struck a pedestrian, then panicked and fled the scene. He also admitted to smoking marijuana six hours prior to the collision.

Cooper is now facing a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident, death resulting, Police said the charge could lead to 10 years in prison, and that more charges may be coming.

A long list of past criminal offenses were also listed during his court appearance.

Cooper’s bail was set at $10,000, and he’s due back in court in November.

Source:  wpri.com