Guatemalan man illegally in U.S. kills Florida girl, 5, in DUI collision, authorities say

By Louis Casiano | Fox New

He told deputies he drank six 32-ounce beers and left home to buy more

A man living in the United States illegally fled from a deadly Florida car collision in which a 5-year-old girl was killed Saturday, authorities said.

Ernesto Lopez Morales, 32, a Guatemalan citizen, was speeding in a 2005 black Chevrolet Suburban with his headlights off around 8:30 p.m. when he collided with the rear of a 2016 Hyundai Elantra in Mulberry, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Elantra, being driven by a woman with her daughter in the backseat, was pushed more than 600 feet before both vehicles stopped. First responders arrived and found the girl dead at the scene. The woman was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE