Illegal Immigrant from Guatemala charged with killing 5 year old Florida girl in fatal collision

Ernesto Lopez Morales, 32, a man living in the United States illegally has been charged with killing a 5 year old Florida girl in a fatal collision.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Morales, who is from Guatemala, 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

According to Fox News “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. ”

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

He also told deputies he left the crash because he doesn’t have insurance or a driver’s license.

Sheriff Grady Judd said “A little 5-year-old beautiful baby was crushed to death. Had he been in his home country last Saturday night like he should have been, our 5-year-old beautiful little girl would have been alive.”

“This is the second person in about a week that’s been killed by someone illegally in this country,” Judd also said. “It’s a problem.”