Mexican Deported 16 Times, Charged in Fatal Crash

( – On Tuesday Jane 11, 27-year-old Ignacio Cruz-Mendoza, an illegal alien from Mexico allegedly caused a fatal vehicle crash that killed a Colorado man. Cruz-Mendoza has already been removed from the U.S. 16 times since 2002.

With the November presidential elections looming ahead, uncontrolled immigration and the problems it causes are perpetually on people’s minds. Frequent high-profile crimes caused by illegal migrants living in the U.S. have people demanding solutions.

Cruz-Mendoza was apparently working as a semi-truck driver for Monique Trucking out of Indio, California. According to the Colorado State Patrol Cruz-Mendoza’s truck veered off the road and rolled. This caused the pipe and angle iron it carried to spill out over the highway onto five nearby vehicles. One driver was seriously injured but was rushed to the hospital and is now on the mend. Another driver, 64-year-old Scott Miller of Bailey, Colorado, was pronounced dead at the scene. Cruz-Mendoza will be facing various reckless driving and homicide-related charges as well as charges for driving without a commercial driver’s license.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have issued a detainer on Cruz-Mendoza. If he is released from police custody, he is to be turned over to ICE. Currently, he is in the custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado. ICE have also confirmed that he was first deported after he was arrested in Oregon in May of 2002. He has continued to enter the country illegally at least 16 times over the past two decades. He is believed to have crossed into the U.S. through the porous border between the U.S. and Mexico. Many are concerned there are many such as Cruz-Mendoza who enter America at will despite being deported multiple times over the years.

There have been other incidents where illegal immigrants have caused fatal accidents. On Dec. 12, 2023, Jose Menjivar a 37-year-old man from El Salvador crashed into another vehicle in Broomfield, Colorado. The accident resulted in the deaths of 39-year-old Melissa Powell and her 16-year-old son Riordan. Menjivar also has a history of entering the U.S. repeatedly after he was deported, as well as an extensive record of drunk driving offenses.

Car accidents are common among legal citizens as well as illegal aliens. Increasingly people are shifting the blame to the U.S. government claiming that their elected officials are simply refusing to protect the American people from excess crime and preventable harm.

Copyright 2024,