Man arrested in deadly crash that took life of St Pete mom

Posted at 10:41 PM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-11 19:35:00-04

“That night my sister and I went out to have a good time because it was her birthday,” said Tina Morrow.

Little did Tina know it would be the last night the two would spend together.
“I hear my sister screaming in my ear constantly because that was the last thing she did before she left me,” said Morrow.

Back in April, the two stopped for food at Obama’s food Market. April stayed in the car while Tina went inside. A brawl ensued shortly after eventually spilling out to the parking lot.

“Tina Morrow got in her car, her sister was the passenger, and then this man Anthony Rivera, was in another vehicle, he followed them, he chased them,” said St Pete Police PIO Yolanda Fernandez.

Detectives say Rivera eventually forced the two sisters off the road. Their car smashing head on into a telephone pole. April Morrow was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators poured over surveillance video from the road and the food market eventually identifying Rivera as the driver of the other vehicle.

It would take months before Rivera eventually turned himself in.

“He took my sisters life and he did it intentionally, he knew exactly what he was doing when he did it and how he did it and he left the scene of an accident.”

Rivera faces charges of manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash.

But if it were up to Tina, justice for taking the life of her sister would be a charge of vehicular homicide, a charge that carries a harsher jail sentence.

“Thats just no heart at all, none, knowing that this lady had seven kids left behind and you just go on with your life like nothing happened,” said Morrow.