Weeki Wachee man charged with homicide in flea market carjacking

Pasco County

TAMPA (WFLA) – A Weeki Wachee man has been arrested after deputies say, Jose Morales, 35, carjacked and crashed a man’s vehicle with him in the back seat killing him.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says the incident took place on April 27, 74-year-old Hermel Levesque, had been setting up a table at the St. Marks Church flea market. 

Deputies say Morales walked up to Levesque’s vehicle and got into the driver’s seat with Levesque ending up in the back of the vehicle.

Morales than proceeded to lose control of the vehicle, after he left the roadway, collided with a palm tree and overturned. 

Levesque died from head injuries sustained in the crash while Morales suffered critical injuries and has been charged with homicide. 

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