A three-year old toddler in Winston-Salem, N.C. has died from injuries sustained in a crash Sunday morning shortly after midnight caused by a drunk illegal alien who didn’t even have a driver’s license.
The little boy was being taken to the hospital in an ambulance, and was in stable condition, but after the illegal alien crashed his car into the ambulance and sent it tumbling, the child received life-threatening injuries that ultimately took his life Monday.
Fox 8 News reported:
Police say 27-year-old Jose Duran Romero crashed a Honda Accord into the side of a Mercedes Lifecare Ambulance on southbound U.S. 52 near Liberty Street around 1:15 a.m. Sunday. Both drivers lost control. The ambulance rolled over on its side and the Honda ran off the road.
Police say Romero’s blood-alcohol content was at more than twice the legal limit and he didn’t have a driver’s license. Federal authorities also believe Romero was in the country illegally.
EMS rushed the baby, the mother and two paramedics inside the ambulance to the hospital. Winston-Salem police said they were notified at 6:05 p.m. Monday that the baby had passed away. The others are expected to be OK.
Romero is in jail on a $50,000 secured bond. He’s charged with DWI, failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash and driving without a license. Federal authorities also put Romero under an immigration detainer. The detainer will allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents to take Romero into custody once he is released from local custody.
Romero’s passenger, Andres Leon, 33, is charged with failing to render aid and give information. He was given a $1,000 bond and Forsyth County Jail officials say he was not in the jail as of Sunday night.
The Winston-Salem Journal provided an update:
Initially, Romero was placed under a $50,000 bond, but the bond was revoked and he was being held in the Forsyth County Jail Monday night with no bond allowed, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said.
My heart aches tonight. The baby involved in this crash early Sunday morning died this evening. The driver who @cityofwspolice say caused this crash is charged with DWI & driving without a license @myfox8 https://t.co/Czkm3YZbGQ
— Carly Hildyard (@CarlyHildyard) February 13, 2018
— FOX8 WGHP (@myfox8) February 13, 2018
— gab.ai/NCFIRE (@NCFIREJames) February 12, 2018
I am ANGRY about this. His drunk driving killed this baby. Blood alcohol level was more than twice the limit!!!!!!! https://t.co/4ANq9HLqSj
— Nakida (@NakidaReneeMcD) February 13, 2018
A drunk illegal crashed into an ambulance and KILLED the pediatric patient inside.
When are you people going to wake up?
— Paul Nehlen (@AlexJMcNabb) February 13, 2018
Baby killed here in my neck of the woods, Winston Salem. By another drunk illegal alien. https://t.co/nTnpFfR1jn
— 🇺🇸TalesFromTheDadSide🇺🇸 (@AndrewTowers14) February 13, 2018
— Winston-SalemJournal (@JournalNow) February 13, 2018