You would think the family of the victim would matter, but this is California, so all the sympathy goes to the illegal piece of garbage, and all the others like him.
An illegal immigrant, who has been deported five times, caused a collision in Southern California last month that left one woman dead, police said.
Estuardo Alvarado, 45, allegedly slammed into the the back of Sandra Duran’s car on Feb. 19 in North Hills, the LA Daily News reported Monday.
Alvarado was driving a 1999 Dodge Durango on a rain-stricken busy road when he attempted to pass other cars at a high rate of speed when he hit a parked car at a curb, police say. He struck Duran’s Toyota Camry while trying to flee the scene of the initial crash, police said.
Duran died at the scene of blunt force trauma, a medical examiner said.
Federal authorities told the newspaper that Alvarado is an illegal immigrant with a lengthy rap sheet that includes the deportations.
The 45-year-old Lakeview Terrace man was charged with five felony counts in connection to the accident, including murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said. Alvarado pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Alvarado had been on Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s radar since 1998, when he was first deported, the LA Daily News reported.
Since 1990, Alvarado has been charged with more than 20 felonies and misdemeanors, according to the paper. Some of the cases reportedly include being a felon in possession of a weapon and the sale or transport of a controlled substance.
He had been convicted or pleaded guilty to several charges, including driving under the influence and misdemeanor hit-and-run, while others had been dismissed or not prosecuted for unknown reasons.
ICE is now planning to take action against Alvarado.
Hey, what’s the big hurry?
The day of the crash, Duran’s family members said their cellphones lit up as word of the accident spread. One relative, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Lisa Morales, a former Marine who was on maternity leave taking care of her 2-month-old son, got the call while heading home from lunch and rushed to the accident scene.
She works in the LAPD’s Mission Division, the same division where the collision occurred.
“That was the division my sister was killed in. I was extremely shocked,” Morales, 36, said by phone Monday as she recalled the events of that day. “I just wanted to go there. When I showed up, my partners knew it was my sister. It was very traumatic.”
For Morales, the circumstances surrounding the crash are unsettling.
“It’s a great concern because this could have been prevented,” she said, referring to undocumented immigrants who slip back into the country and commit crimes. “It’s sad and it’s unfortunate. It’s going to happen not just to my family but to other families.”
The woman killed was a Latina, but apparently here legally, so she doesn’t matter to the Democrat machine in California.