Horror came into the lives of the family of 3-year-old Angeles Moreno Sunday when young Moreno was struck in a hit and run by alleged drunk driver Adolfo Balbuena, an individual illegally present in the United States.
Sunday evening, 18-year-old Balbuena reportedly careened off the road and through a fence, hitting several pedestrians standing beside an ice cream truck, according to a Monday Fresno Bee article.
CHP reported that Balbuena then fled the scene in his vehicle.
An eyewitness account of the crash aftermath, posted on the Bee’s website, recounted little Angeles’ mother holding her child and yelling for help. The woman said, at that time, the baby girl was still breathing. CHP reported the toddler died on the way to the hospital.
Three other victims were taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.
An ICE spokesperson provided the following statement to Breitbart News:
Officers assigned to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Criminal Alien Program lodged an immigration detainer against Mr. Balbuena Wednesday after interviewing him and determining he did not have authorization to be in the U.S. A Secure Communities fingerprint screening immediately following Mr. Balbuena’s arrest by local authorities Sunday did not trigger the issuance of a detainer because Mr. Balbuena had never been encountered previously by the Department of Homeland Security so his biometrics were not in the Department’s databases.
Balbuena was arrested Sunday and has been charged with non-felony “Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated.” His bond is set at $100,000, and his next court date is November 24.
The Bee also noted that there are currently at least two other recent hit-and-runs being investigated in the area.
Just one week prior, families who have lost loved ones as a result of crimes committed by illegal aliens gathered to honor their loved ones and call for action on the National Day of Remembrance for those killed by illegal aliens. Breitbart reported on the event that day and their accounts.
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