Sentenced in hit-and-run of 14-year-old at Christmas in the Pass

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An illegal immigrant responsible for the hit-and-run of a 14-year-old girl in Pass Christian has been sentenced.

Honduras native David Hernandez will spend at least twelve years behind bars after pleading guilty to felony leaving the scene of an accident.

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It was just more than a year ago when 14-year-old Julia Usprich was struck by Hernandez’s car during the annual ‘Christmas in the Pass’ celebration.

Hernandez was seen by several witnesses speeding away from the scene. Usprich suffered fractures to her skull and leg after being sent to USA Hospital in Mobile.

After searching Hernandez’s car shortly after the incident, police discovered a fake ID and that Hernandez had twice previously been deported and returned to the country illegally.