Juan Lopez-Perez, 31, an illegal immigrant who drove away after hitting a toddler in a Salem Oregon parking lot has been sentenced to one year and five months in prison.

Before his conviction, the district attorney’s office said Lopez-Perez told witnesses he knew he’d struck and killed a child and that he tried to hide his truck and attempted to leave when police found him on Maple Avenue in Salem.

He backed his car over  2-year-old Erika Rubi Meza, and fled the scene.