16-year-old Illegal immigrant charged in deadly crash

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MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – The Mobile County District Attorney’s office says an illegal immigrant who is days away from his 17th birthday is responsible for a crash that killed a woman on US 98 Monday.

Prosecutors say Domingo Francisco Marcos hit Sonya Jones head-on, killing her then tried to run off. He was injured too badly to run and collapsed. He was then taken to USA Women’s and Children’s Hospital for surgery.

Marcos was released in 2017 when he claimed asylum. That was in Arizona where officials were trying to deport him back to Guatemala. He never showed up in court on the asylum claim so it was denied. But, he disappeared and was never deported. 

He’s charged with homicide by vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. 

Prosecutors plan on asking the judge not to grant him bond. 

Lower Alabama Congressman and Senate candidate Bradley Byrne issued the following statement in response to the arrest: 

“Yet again we have someone who is in our country illegally taking the life of an American citizen. How many more Americans have to die before we take action to crack down on illegal immigration, secure the border, and keep the American people safe? Enough is enough!”

Congressman Bradley Byrne sent News 5 a statment about the case saying, ““Yet again we have someone who is in our country illegally taking the life of an American citizen. How many more Americans have to die before we take action to crack down on illegal immigration, secure the border, and keep the American people safe? Enough is enough!” 

ORIGINAL STORY

UPDATE (2:50pm) — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has released the name of the woman killed in an early morning crash on Moffett Road in Semmes. 

ALEA says 49-year-old Sonya Denise Jones was driving on Moffett Road when her 2011 Buick Enclave was hit head-on by a 2007 Chrysler Aspen. Troopers say Jones was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Troopers say the driver of the Chrysler is a 17-year-old male and was taken to the hospital with injuries. 

No charges have been filed in connection with the crash at this time, troopers report. 

UPDATE:  MCSO confirms one woman was killed in an early morning crash on Moffett Road in Semmes.  It happened near the intersection of Oak HIll Road.  Two SUVs collided head-on before 7am Monday morning.  No word yet on what led to the crash or how many others may have been hurt.  Eastbound traffic was shifted to the westbound lanes so deputies and troopers could work safely at the crash scene.  The crash caused heavy delays on 98 during the height of the morning commute.  

ORIGINAL STORY

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — Police are responding to a serious crash on Moffett Road near Oak Hill Drive in Semmes. Two cars were involved and it appears that it was a head-on collison. We aren’t sure how many people were involved in the crash. Officers are asking drivers to take a detour around the crash.

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