Friday, March 2, 2007
The nation's highways have become far more dangerous since they have been turned into smuggling thruways for criminals from Mexico and elsewhere. Nineteen-year-old Travis Smith of Mesa, Arizona, was killed in 2002 by a carload of illegal aliens being smuggled to Pennsylvania. The accident occurred near Monticello in southeastern Utah, as the car driven by illegal alien smuggler Isidro Aranda-Flores plowed head-on into Smith's 1966 Mustang. The smuggler apparently fell asleep at the wheel.
At the sentencing held on May 25, Travis' mother Tanya Lowe was not buying the tiresome excuses that essentially blame the victim.
"People say my son was just in the wrong place at the wrong time," she said. "My son was not in the wrong place at the wrong time ... The illegal person transporting illegals was in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Travis' dad Wayne Smith was too distraught to attend the sentencing:
But outside court, he said that the law should be altered so that being in the United States illegally would warrant harsher sentencing, just as recklessness and intoxication do, in traffic-accident cases.
The killer received a hand-slap sentence, just six and a half years in prison for ending the life of a teenager.
For more on the highway carnage caused by illegal aliens, please see Diversity Is Strength! It's Also... Drunk Driving