PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla – A 43-year-old man has been charged in the death of a 1-year-old girl after an investigation into a vehicle collision that occurred on September 19, 2015.
According to arrest reports, Larry Hamilton, of Port St. Lucie, was arrested last week in connection with the death of Azaria Zyone Morris. The child died as a result of injuries sustained after being struck by the car driven by Hamilton. When police responded to the scene of the accident in September, Morris’s father pointed to Hamilton, and said, “He ran over my baby. He shouldn’t have been driving so fast.”
Hamilton was immediately questioned by police and he admitted to having a few drinks. He told officers that he veered into the eastbound lane because cars in front of him were moving too slowly. Once he entered the eastbound lane, he noticed the toddler near the road.
Passengers in Hamilton’s car told police that the group had been at a barbecue and had consumed alcoholic beverages. Hamilton stopped his car after striking the child but fled on foot. He told officers that he ran because he feared for his life. Hamilton is currently being held in St. Lucie County Jail. He will remain there until he can post a $350,000 bail.
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