Within the early morning hours of March 29, Cheston Gerard Edwards of Kinston, North Carolina – a father of two – was driving residence from his girlfriend’s home. He was touring alongside Freeway 70 close to Pine Stage in Johnston County, which is situated to the southeast of town of Raleigh. Sadly, unlawful alien Rolbin Pacheco-Diaz was driving on the identical freeway that night time – intoxicated, unlicensed, and going the unsuitable method – and struck Edwards’ truck head-on, killing him immediately. He was solely 36 years previous.
Edwards’ household is understandably devastated. In response to WRAL, the victims’ “mom, Mary Edwards, stated he was a tough employee who was decided to be good father to his 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. ‘He beloved his household, he beloved me. He was an individual who had deep love,’ she stated.”
A lot much less is thought concerning the impaired driver who killed Edwards. The media retailers that reported on the lethal accident stated nothing about Pacheco-Diaz’s immigration standing, though Joe Fisher of WRAL News did briefly point out that “investigators are working” to determine it out.
A telephone name by this writer to the Johnston County
Detention Heart revealed that Pacheco-Diaz is certainly within the nation
unlawfully. Caroline H., Jail Operations Supervisor on the facility, confirmed
that Pacheco-Diaz had an ICE detainer positioned on him and is a Honduran by
citizenship. Extra particulars could also be forthcoming later.
The useless, tragic demise of Cheston Edwards – whose younger kids have now been left fatherless – is a tragic reminder that crimes dedicated by unlawful aliens are an issue. Unlawful migration is just not a victimless crime. Had Pacheco-Diaz not been in a position to enter the nation illegally (or not overstayed a visa, relying on how he bought into the U.S.), or had he been eliminated to his homeland, Cheston Edwards would doubtless nonetheless be alive right now.