MOBILE, ALABAMA — Police officials said a 16-year-old illegal immigrant killed a woman in a violent car crash.
Sonya Jones was a teacher at Mobile’s Living Word Christian Center Kingdom Academy and a mother of two children, according to Fox 10 TV.
On the morning of Monday, March 18, Domingo Francisco Marcos, who is from Guatemala, was driving an SUV on Highway 98 when he crossed the center lanes and collided head-on with Jones.
Leaving The Scene Of An Accident
After the horrific crash, Marcos reportedly fled from the scene on foot.
He didn’t make it too far as the injuries he sustained in the crash caused him to collapse 75 yards away.
Emergency first responders transported Marcos to USA Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where he underwent surgery.
After being released from the hospital two days later, Marcos was arrested and booked into the Mobile County Metro jail.
The teen is being charged with homicide by vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident following the fatal crash.
He made his first court appearance on Friday, but his bond hearing was postponed until Monday.
Marcos claimed he is unable to understand English; therefore, an interpreter will be provided.
Family And Friends Mourn Car Crash Victims’ Death
Jones’ friends, family, and co-workers were devastated after learning about her untimely death. Some say the incident doesn’t “seem real.”
The Director of the Academy Voncile Danks said, “We just said goodbye, see you tomorrow, girl, you know, but it was just really devastating. It was shocking.”
“We’re missing her, but we’re trusting and believing God and we’re hanging in there.”
The last time her co-workers said they saw her was at an open house at the school just days before the deadly Mobile crash.
Build A Wall?
According to AL, Marcos was initially apprehended in 2017 and was going to be deported back to Guatemala, but when he claimed asylum, he was released.
He was given a court date, but he failed to appear. That’s when his asylum application was denied, and he was set to be deported.
Police officials hadn’t been able to locate Marcos until the Mobile crash.
It was reported that after Jones’ tragic death, District Attorney Ashley Rich agrees with Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States.
He said, “This is why we need to build a wall. That’s what I have to say about it and it’s now hit home in Mobile County.”
“The law applies to everybody here, whether they’re legal or illegal and we will prosecute to the fullest.”