This time, the death of an innocent American at the hands of an illegal immigrant was not intentional, though that hardly exonerates Norlan Estrada-Reyes.
The 27-year-old Honduran — who was deported in 2007, then returned illegally to the U.S., where he was arrested twice — is guilty this time of fleeing from the scene of an accident that claimed the life of 28-year-old Denver attorney Karina Pulec.
According to the Denver Post, on Oct. 30, 2016, the truck Estrada-Reyes was was driving struck and killed Pulec as she was crossed the street. Pulec, who died instantly, was dragged her 50 feet before Estrada-Reyes drove off without stopping. Police found the pickup less than a mile away, unoccupied though still in drive.
Adding to the outrageous nature of the story is that Immigration and Customs Enforcement was not aware of Estrada-Reyes’s 2014 arrest for driving under the influence.