Teacher accused in hit-and-run formally charged

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Erin Jackson is accused of injuring a Denver teen during a hit-and-run crash on Feb. 27.

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DENVER (AP) -- A teacher accused of injuring a Denver teen in a hit-and-run crash has been formally charged.

The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/Y5KRg7) Erin Jackson, a fifth-grade teacher at an Aurora charter school, faces a charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing serious bodily injury. She is free on $25,000 bond and is set to appear in court Friday.

Investigators say Jackson hit 16-year-old East High School student Deyondrah Bridgeman, who was crossing Colfax Avenue at about 7 a.m. Feb. 27. The girl suffered serious injuries and remains in critical condition.

Jackson, who turned herself in to police the next day, is accused of running a red light before hitting the teen and fleeing.

The vehicle believed to have been involved was found about five blocks from the scene.


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