Woman accused of hitting tow truck driver to plead guilty

- Defendant Allison Huffman spent Tuesday morning signing paperwork.

A week before her trial is set to start, she decided she would she change her plea to guilty.

She now faces 30 years in prison.

Huffman is accused of a deadly hit-and-run crash that left tow truck driver Roger Perez Borroto dead.

The front-end damage to her car was hard to miss, but she told cops it was all a blur. Later, while sitting in a police car, she remembered more.

Prosecutor Aaron Hubbard shared it with the judge.

"She stated she knew she had hit someone or something and she was scared and failed to stop or call emergency personnel," explained Hubbard.

Even worse, prosecutors say Huffman dumped her car at a motel and went to Walgreens. From there she took a cab to the Hard Rock Casino and stayed there for hours.    

Later, she ended up at a friend's house in St. Pete. That friend called the cops.

Roger's sister, Zarais Perez-Borroto is relieved to hear Huffman is finally taking responsibility for what she did and didn't do.

"To leave someone out like road kill, that's just completely absurd," said Borroto.

Ginger Darling is a fellow tow truck driver knows the dangers of the job and hopes others learn from Huffman's mistakes.

"You will have distractions while your driving you don't make distractions and if forbid something like this happens you stop and do the right thing because maybe you could save a life," said Darling.

Huffman will be sentenced May 22.

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