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Suspect in deadly Fla. boat crash that killed 15-year-old ballerina ‘had absolutely no idea’ vessel was involved: attorney

The Florida boater suspected of working the vessel that hit and killed a 15-year-old ballerina claims he “had absolutely no idea” his boat was allegedly concerned in the hit-and-run crash, his attorney says.

Carlos Guillermo Alonso, 78, of Coral Gables, is accused of operating over Ella Riley Adler his 42-foot-long Boston Whaler final Saturday in Biscayne Bay and fleeing the scene,  in accordance with an incident report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Carlos Guillermo Alonso
Carlos Guillermo Alonso, 78, has been recognized as the motive force of the boat that struck and killed the teenager ballerina from Miami Beach. WSVN
Police boat responds to another boat in ocean
Witnesses stated the boater didn’t decelerate or cease after putting Ella Adler, who was in the water after falling whereas wakeboarding. NBC 6 South Florida
Ella Riley Adler
Ella Adler was remembered as a gifted dancer, having appeared in greater than 100 performances with the Miami City Ballet. Ransom Everglades School
Ella Adler, her parents and her younger siblings (whose faces have been blurred due to their ages)
“You were taken from us way too soon, and the world has been robbed of all the things you could have achieved,” Ella’s father, Matthew Adler, wrote in an emotional letter learn at her funeral. Matthew Adler / Facebook
Boston whaler with four outboard motors on trailer
Alsono has been cooperating with the investigation and his boat has been collected as proof. WSVN

Alonso’s attorney, Lauren Field Krasnoff, stated her shopper is devastated over the tragedy however had no concept he was a key suspect when police questioned him concerning the incident.

“We don’t know at this time whether [Alonso] or his boat were the boat involved in the crash,” Krasnoff told NBC 6. “If his boat was involved, I can tell you he had absolutely no idea that that is what happened that day. He is as devastated as anybody could be.”

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