It is said that a man accused of passing the red light drunk and killing an Oregon couple on a motorcycle was in the United States without documentation.
Eduardo de la Lima Vargas, 39, of Hubbard, Oregon, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence of recklessness, driving recklessly and endangering another person, following an incident in Salem, Oregon. , August 19.
Authorities said Vargas was driving a truck and pulling a horse trailer when he turned on a red light and hit the couple Jessica and Logan Wilson, who were trying to turn a corner of the street on their motorcycle.
Authorities said Eduardo de la Lima Vargas, 39, was intoxicated when he turned on a red light and killed an Oregon couple on a motorcycle. ICE said Vargas is in the US UU Without documentation
The Wilsons were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead, the Statesmen Journal reported.
Police said Vargas's blood alcohol level was above the legal limit when the red light went on, KGW8 reported.
The United States Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed that Vargas is from Mexico and has been living in the United States without documentation. They put an immigration withholding on August 23.
During his initial appearance in court, prosecutors said Vargas had received a DUI in 2001, but had been allowed to enter a diversion program instead of facing a possible conviction and criminal record.
In the Vargas court appearance on Wednesday, his lawyer said Vargas first came to the United States 18 years ago. He spent the intervening years living in the United States, minus a period of six years during which he returned to live in Jalisco, Mexico.
Logan and Jessica Wilson were riding a motorcycle, trying to turn around when they were hit by Vargas, who was driving a truck with a horse trailer attached to her.
Logan and Jessica Wilson were pronounced dead at the hospital. They leave behind three children
It is said that Vargas had worked on his own and that he worked in construction with a friend, according to AP.
Vargas waived his right to a quick trial and the judge set bail at $ 500,000, because it is a danger to society and a flight risk.
Vargas is said to be one of 943 foreign nationals in the corrections system of the Oregon Department of Corrections, all of whom have ICE arrests.
ICE spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell told the AP that ICE only houses arrests against people who are subject to expulsion, which means that these people have violated the terms of their legal status or are in the country illegally & # 39; ;
Oregon has the oldest state sanctuary law in the United States.
A GoFundMe was created to help provide for Wilson's three children, although he no longer accepts donations.