Late spring is the time of year when high school seniors are preparing to graduate and anticipating their lives ahead of them with high hopes.
The last thing on their minds is the possibility that the dreams they’ve held for so long could be extinguished in one fleeting moment because of the actions of someone who shouldn’t even be in this country.
So it was for Kenneth Scott Mahr, a Florida teen, who was killed by an illegal alien from Mexico. Eustacio Gregorio-Meza ran a stop sign and made an illegal left turn in front of the young man who was riding a motorcycle. Eighteen-year-old Kenneth Mahr would have graduated next month.
Eustacio Gregorio-Meza, a 40-year-old Mexican national, attempted to make a left turn and pulled in front of a motorcycle driven by Kenneth Scott Mahr, 18, the Palm Beach Post reported. In addition to not being licensed to drive, Meza is also in the country illegally, an assistant state attorney told the judge. The judge ordered the Mexican national held without bond in the county jail.
Witnesses stated that Meza failed to yield after making a left turn while leaving the parking lot of a gun club. He is reported to have turned in front of the motorcycle driven by Mahr causing the crash. Witnesses said he ran through the stop sign without stopping. Meza remained at the scene until police arrived.
The crash caused Mahr to be thrown off his motorcycle and onto the roadway. An ambulance transported the high school senior to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
Police told reporters that Meza did have a driver’s license at one time. The state issued a license to the Mexican national on November 20, 2000, the local newspaper reported. That license expired on March 29, 2007.
This crash is the third time in recent weeks that illegal immigrants in south Florida are facing possible deportation following vehicle incidents.
It is deeply saddening and frustrating when a young person, with a bright future ahead, dies because of the irresponsible actions of an adult. The grief is only compounded when it’s the actions of a foreign national, who isn’t even legally allowed to be in America.
The fact that the illegal alien had a “legal” Driver’s License that expired in 2007 tells us that the guy has absolutely no respect for our laws. People like him should never have been allowed to stay here and the sooner we get our border wall built and Border Patrol agents manned, equipped, and ready, the sooner we can start removing more of the threats like Eustacio Gregorio-Meza!