Toddler Dies After Drunk Illegal Smashes Into Ambulance

Jose Duran Romero’s blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit…

Toddler Dies After Drunk Illegal Smashes Into Ambulance

Jose Duran Romero/PHOTOS: Winston-Salem Police Dept.

(Daily Caller News Foundation) A two-year-old boy has died after the ambulance he was riding in was struck by a drunken illegal immigrant in North Carolina, police said Monday.

Jose Duran Romero, 27, allegedly crashed his Honda Accord into the side of a Lifecare Ambulance in Winston-Salem, N.C. early Sunday morning, reports the Raleigh News & Observer.

A breathalyzer test administered two hours after the crash revealed Romero’s blood-alcohol content was 0.19 — more than twice the legal limit — according to Winston-Salem police.

The toddler had been in stable condition before the crash but suffered life-threatening injuries in the wreck, police Lt. Rick Newnum said Monday.

Police did not have further information about why the boy, who has not been publicly identified, was being transported to the hospital.

Police say Romero and his passenger, Andres Figueroa Leon, 33, attempted to run away after the crash.

A witness prevented one of the men from leaving, while responding officers established a perimeter and caught the other man a few minutes later, Newnum said.

Romero was initially held on $50,000 bail, which was revoked when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials placed an immigration detainer on him, reports the Daily Mail.

ICE says Romero is a citizen of El Salvador.

Romero has been charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and driving without a license.


It remains unclear if prosecutors intend to file additional charges now that the toddler has died.

The death of the two-year-old is the second recent fatal incident involving a drunk driving illegal immigrant in the past week.

Earlier this month, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man were killed when an intoxicated Guatemalan national allegedly slammed into both men as they stood on the shoulder of Interstate 70.

The suspect in that case had been deported two times before the incident.

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  • Yosemite Sam

    Jose Duran Romero must be one of those “DREAMERS”, Nancy Pelosi is so in love with. We collectively need to awaken as Americans, and in no uncertain terms, give Demo-Rats the clear unadulterated message on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Let us send the Demo-Rats straight out of office. Let them stand in the unemployment line for a change.


    • Yarbles

      Nancy needs to invite Mr. Romero to campaign with her after she gets him released for being a poor misunderstood illegal crap head or something.

    • Maxine Albritton

      that would be a dream come true. all demos voted out.

  • daniel gomez

    Your dreaming the repubigots are going to lose the house and senate and were going to impeach Trump. and his Russian wife needs to back where she comes from her parents to
    send Trump to Russia since he loves the commies so much

    • C L Farmer

      wake up snow flake

    • Alan

      You’re a friggin nut.

      • daniel gomez

        no dreamer here been here forever

        • Beeker D.

          Well Then, You Won’t Mind Being Maimed or Killed by Someone that want’s to ‘TAKE’ your Place, Will Ya`?

        • Ted Paine

          Not in this world lol!

    • Michael G. Wilson

      WOW Daniel. Facts don’t lie, Democrats and dreamers lie!

    • Michael David Pyett

      Tell me, were you born stupid, or did you have to study?

    • Ken

      Daniel your so ignorant. Bet your an illegal voting for the dumbasscrats.

    • Beeker D.

      And the world will be a better place when a DRUNK ILLEGAL run’s over you and/or your family, Huh, Stumpy? Won’t It?
      Come On, You Know You’ll Feel Better Once Your Family Is Smashed Up By Someone That’s Not Supposed To Be Here ,Won’t You, Stumpy? Admit It!

    • Ted Paine

      Wahaha! Hide & watch moron lol!

    • SoManyWhiners

      You are VERY delusional, get professional help, NOW!

    • thejbk7

      You so ignorant you believe the fake news, your just angry with President Trump cause your parties over huh? Maybe you’ll have to go back to the country you ran away from, go spew your opinions there if your man enough.

  • robert sanders


  • Gregg Parker

    2018!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUILD THAT WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mark Adams

      Build it real quick and make it a double wall!

      • SoManyWhiners

        Double wall with sensors in between that causes automatic fire if movement is detected.

      • Debra Cashman

        With land mines & guard towers w/machine guns!

      • Corinne Simpson

        I keep saying…build a moat and put crocodiles, alligators and piranhas in it. End of story.

  • Michael G. Wilson

    According to most democrats, if we had just given him a license, none of this would have happened! If we would have just given him a license, then he would have bought auto insurance and became a law abiding “citizen,” so that if he had an “accident” then that would have made everything all better! The parents of the now murdered boy would not be grieving so much, because they would know that this illegal drunken SOB alien, would have been now a law abiding illegal alien! See, all better now! DEPORT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF ALL ILLEGALS NOW!!!!!

    • Beeker D.

      That’s Kalifornia, exactly. That’s their thought process out here. Their Reasoning and Logic. It’s Totally Absurd!
      And If an Illegal Steals a Gun and Kills a Girl or a Cop :” IT’S THE GUN’S FAULT”!
      How In The World Can Anyone Vote For a demoKrat, Especially a Kalifornia demoKrat?

      • Guillermo Narvaez

        I guess that is one of the mysteries of the universe !

      • Farte’

        The democraps continually play God with their Social engineering failures. They have American blood on their hands. Illegals, alcohol, cars, and guns, do not mix well.

  • Beeker D.

    Liberal/Progressives would say:”Well you see, in TAXUFORNIA he would have had a license and been registered to vote as well”! That makes a difference, he wouldn’t have had to run away!
    That’s The Thought Process Out Here.

  • Junior1950

    Those illegal aliens who have been deported, and then manage to sneak back into OUR COUNTRY, and then caught, DO NOT need to be deported again, they need to be EXECUTED!!!!!!!!!!

  • Warren

    This Romero Rat is one of the Illegals that Pelosi thinks we owe a Great Debt to…!!! Maybe Nancy should call and ask what the Parents of the Two Year Old Child think about that…!!!

  • Paul Williamson

    38,000 people a year get killed in Auto accidents. Art least 40% of the drivers who killed someone are Trumpies, or 16,000 people EACH YEAR are probably killed by white citizens. Another 30,000 Americans are killed with guns each year. Probably at least 20,000 of those murderers are white Trumpies. That makes 36,000 murderers who are white Trumpies who kill US citizens each year. You are working in the wrong problem – deport all the Trumpies (to North Korea)!

    • Ted Paine

      Youre rather ” special” aren’t you?
      Most mass killings in the US have been by leftists.

      • Paul Williamson

        Get out of eighth grade yet? You spell it “You are”, And yes, I am smart, rich , successful at owning my own corporation, and best of all, I am not an ignorant racist who has failed at life.

        • Beeker D.

          We Human Beings found out that you aren’t a Human Being either.
          Enjoy your Fake CNN like Boasts ‘LIAR’, because you’ll never be a, ‘Human Being’, Fuzzy!

        • Debra Cashman

          Well bully for you! What evs…

        • thejbk7

          Not only are you racist but your ignorant as well. You may be rich but you still can’t buy class. Why don’t you give us the figures on how many American Citizens are killed by the illegal drugs smuggled over our open border? The Democrats are treasonous defending and protecting these illegal alien trespassing criminals, what message does this send to legal Immigrants or enemies wanting to get in?
          You Democrats had better get your s#& t straight,stop whining and causing upheavels and reporting B’s stories trying to sway more ignorant people to vote your anti-American way.
          You have no argument and no mental aptitude for your political viewpoints, don’t make more of a fool of yourself.

        • Sweet willy

          I am so glad that you have been so successful as an American. I am so glad that you are so smart and rich. Most smart people can read through most all errors that show up in these postings, instead of whining about them. As for being rich, you must have an employee? Do you share your wealth with them as the dimocraps want to do with my money? If possible, I would say no more “shovel ready” contracts for you. Like wise, you remind me of the current commercial on TV whereas the neighbor implores his neighbor the do all the scut work to get his roof repaired. What is your employee turnover?? Simon LaGree comes to mind. MAGA

    • SoManyWhiners

      So, if we have this problem, why do we need to allow illegal immigrants to create more problems?

      • Debra Cashman

        Boom! I agree, certainly no need to tack more on.

    • Peggy Joseph

      here is another logical leftist commie, I think you are pulling those facts out of your bung hole

      • Patricia Wheeler

        Thy’re not facts, they’re Demoncrap B.S.

    • Beeker D.

      15 thousand people a year Choke to Death almost all of them are Soci-Fascist demoKrats If you take away all their Plastic Toys you’d save all those Socio-Fascist demoKrats!
      Let’s Ban Socio-Fascist demoKrats and we would have to worry about them choking at all unless it was on their “ObamaDogs” or “Hillary Hair Balls”!

    • Jeff Heinz

      F^$K you

    • ProudPatriot

      Are you high? Most gun crimes, including murders, are committed by Blacks. How many Black Republicans do you know? How, without individually checking someone’s voting registration, could you know if a particular licensed driver is/was Republican? Stop spouting drivel about “Trumpies” and do some actual homework. You’re part of the problem, not the solution.

  • Nelson Kita

    Of i lived in one of the border states i would sit next to the BORDER with my high powered rifle and start shooting as they come over ! ! ! ! ™®💀😸😈👹😼

    • Beeker D.

      Can’t Do That. Only They Are To Kill. demoKrats will come after you with Pitch Forks if you kill one of them!

      • Kenny Albert

        Then we can kill them too.

  • Patricia Wheeler

    Got this PIGLOSI? Here’s another one of your illegal, foreign criminals that you love so much. Maybe someone in your family could be next in line for their criminal activity. How much protection would you give them then? Wake up, woman!

  • bigmur

    WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN, WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN. Their are people who come into our country every day legally with due process and obey our laws and our constitution, these people are the forgotten immigrants and you never hear from them and they are grateful to be here. Then you have the illegal immigrants they already violated our laws by being here and they are being protected by the Demo-rats like Schumer and Pelosi and the rest of the rat pack and they break more laws and even kill innocent people and our children and don’t care because they know nothing will happen to them and if they get deported they will only return because of the Rat Pack. WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN, WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN Comes November will we ever forget???? VOTE THE RAT PACKS OUT!!!!!

  • Mark Adams

    It is the same old Story day after day after day. Illegal immigrants who have no respect for this country and want everything for free but wave their own flag on Cinco Da Mayo! Whatever country thy come from it is the same thing. 80% do not respect or want to be part of this country and what it represents.Their own countries never did anything for them except keep them in poverty and they had no rights where they come from. It is all about appreciation and the truth is they do not appreciate what this country is and was founded on and is it just a coincidence that they make up an over whelming amount of criminals in the prisons on a percentage basis. Are we as USA citizens destroying ourselves by electing liberals over and over again to destroy us? Maybe Nancy Polosi and Schumer will have Romero and the other illegal who killed the pro football player last week in congress to show how mistreated they are as “U DREAMERS”? Well guess what? They just killed the dreams of 3 Americans and more every time they break the law and this poor baby was murdered by them. No dreams for those American people. BULD THAT WALL! Build 2 of them PLEASE.

  • Roy Veteto

    every time an illegal alien commits a crime where an american is hurt then the elected official who allowed this illegal alien into this country should be identified so the family of the victim can sue that official for aiding and abetting

  • Naval Lint

    The FIRST thing that needs to be done is to make INTERNATIONAL TRESPASS a FELONY! Then the Libbies CAN’T claim that it’s JUST A CIVIL INFRACTION!!! After that, define the MINIMUM penalty as 5 years…at HARD LABOR! Put these scum to work building The Wall and then they can start on roads! I’d bet they’d be RUNNING FOR THE BORDER! The “Dreamers” can visit their parents in PRISON!

  • Corinne Simpson

    Why can’t these illegals do this to the lame brain demos supporting them? Why innocent victims? I hope NC has the death penalty. Oh wait…immigration is going to send him back so he can climb back over the wall again. I wonder how many times this sorry excuse for humanity has been deported and come back. The last one had been five times!

  • Mark Stern

    Manslaughter penalty by death the next day. We don’t need to spend thousands to a million on this P.O.S. $1.00 I electricity @ 480,000 volts, or just run the basterd down with the remains of his own car.

  • Kenny Albert

    We should be able to just shoot all illegal Invaders.

  • John Lamb

    Nancy Pelosi is the leading US Senator from California, the most bankrupt state in the history of the US – they cannot even pay the interest on the money they have borrowed just to pay their employees . But they can always find the money to give themselves pay raises & increases in benefits. Would it be ironic if some of these illegals were remanded to the custody of California elected officials , placed in their homes , and subject their family members to their activities ? This topic should be totally independent from the others who enter this country legally, obey our laws & become citizens in the proper manner – I personally know many whom I respect , with whom I have served in the Marine Corps ( some I have even buried ) , & would have even given my life to protect ! The only reason the Democrats keep her on board is to have her raise money for their political agenda — the DNC is bankrupt thanks to Hillary Clinton and her maneuvering with campaign finances. And Pelosi is still upset because she does no longer have the use of Air Force 2 for her commutes from California to Washington . How large this hypocrisy becomes remains to be seen . Barbara Boxer got out @ a good time & with dignity ! Should the San Andreas fault slip & California become an island ( this will eventually happen according to geologists ) then California could become totally independent – depending upon just how far it wound be removed from the mainland of the US . Would it become an island & protectorate of the US or an independent nation ? Then Pelosi could be “president ” of her new land & a legend in her own mind !

  • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

    Another shining example of how illegals are a benefit to America.

  • John

    I wonder how long it will be before Pelosi invites him to Congress as her guest.
    Heck she may need a driver.

  • JB

    Why aren’t the mainstream media going crazy over this story about a two-year-old toddler who was killed by the illegal immigrant? Yet they go after gun control, and legal gun abiding citizens instead of this story?!

    They only want the story that they want put out! They don’t want you to know the whole truth! So what toddler/2-year-old was killed by an illegal immigrant they think it’s fine because D Is wonderful in all the legal immigrants are wonderful and their law-abiding., Citizens what a load of crap! If they came into this country illegally they’re going to do illegal things the Democrats don’t Give they care about this country, they only care about votes whether it’s legal or illegal. They want to keep their multimillion dollar lives and put people in oppression! George Soros, Obama was, Clintons, and every Democrat in the Obama administration want! We need to get rid of these people and banned them from our country as well as put them in jail for traders and treasonous acts! And I’m talking about the Democratic Party, Obama’s, Clinton, George Soros, globalists, and libertarians, and everything can think of from the LGBT community to non-gender whatever the flock you are mentally ill!