On Friday, Hoke County sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodolfo Marin-Vela, 29, after he reportedly ran through a stop sign at the intersection of North Old Wire Road and Shannon Road, and crashed into another car.
In that other vehicle were Jamie and Mary Ann Oxendine, as well as their 17-year-old son, Austin. All three died at the scene of the crash.
The crash occurred just outside the home of Ray Crumpler, who told WRAL:
We heard a loud crash. As soon as we heard it we immediately walked outside on the porch and saw the vehicles.
Basically all three of them looked like it was instantaneous. I’ve seen wrecks, but the impact was pretty bad. I checked for a pulse and I didn’t feel anything.
Marin-Vela has been charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving, three counts of felony death by vehicle, stop sign violation, no driver’s license, seat belt violation, open container of alcohol, and exceeding a safe speed for conditions. He is currently being held at the Hoke County Detention Center on an ICE detainer.
In September 2014, Marin-Vela was arrested in Raleigh for public intoxication, and released on bail.
Of course, ICE officials are no longer allowed to deport illegal aliens charged with misdemeanors.