Illegal Alien Previously Deported 16 Times Charged for Killing 64-Year-Old Colorado Man and Seriously Injuring Another Person

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An illegal alien from Mexico, previously deported from the United States an astonishing sixteen times, has been charged with killing a 64-year-old Colorado man in a car crash.

Ignacio Cruz-Mendoza, 47, was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, reckless driving, and driving without a commercial driver’s license in connection with the death of 64-year-old Scott Miller. Another victim reportedly suffered serious injuries.

At the time of the incident, Mendoza was reportedly employed as a truck driver for an American company.

Denver7 reported:

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The driver of a semi truck who was arrested in connection to a fatal crash on US 285 last week was in the U.S. illegally and had been ordered to be removed to Mexico less than two weeks before the crash, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told Denver7 Investigates.

Ignacio Cruz-Mendoza, 47, was driving a semi involved in a fatal crash on US 285 near Conifer last Tuesday, June 11. Colorado State Patrol announced his arrest two days later on charges of vehicular assault and vehicular homicide.

An ICE spokesperson said Monday that it had been aware of Mendoza since an arrest in Jefferson County in April of 2002. Since then, ICE says, he has faced multiple removals and returned to Mexico at least 16 times. The latest was on May 29 of this year, ICE said.

Denver7 Investigates has learned Mendoza was driving for a company called Monique Trucking, LLC at the time of the crash and has reached out to the company for response to Mendoza’s immigration history.

According to CSP’s investigation, Mendoza was driving a semi southbound on US 285 near Conifer on Tuesday afternoon. He was hauling pipes and angle iron. Around 5 p.m., near milepost 232 south of Conifer, he allegedly drove off the edge of the road, rolling the semi onto its side and dumping the load on top of five vehicles, CSP said.

One person died at the scene and another was seriously injured, CSP said. Mendoza was not injured. The victims have not been identified as of Monday morning.

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