Illegal Arrested after Killing 76-Year-Old Philanthropist in Drunk Driving Crash
21-year-old Jose Javier Reyes-Escobar was arrested and charged
An illegal alien, who killed a 76-year-old philanthropist while driving under the influence of alcohol, has been arrested, according to police.
21-year-old Jose Javier Reyes-Escobar was arrested and charged by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office on the following three counts:
- Drunk driving resulting in injury or death
- One count of drunk driving without a driver’s license
- One count of driving with an open container of alcohol
Reyes-Escobar was driving four times over the legal blood-alcohol limit before smashing into a sedan and an SUV head-on.
Reyes-Escobar admitted he was driving drunk, police said.
Reyes was taken to nearby hospitals following the crash, along with seven others.
A 76-year-old philanthropist from Buffalo, Gretchen Gross, died as a result of her injuries from the crash.
Another woman remains in a medically induced coma following the crash.
As Breitbart reported:
Gross was a former president of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo. The organization released a statement with news of her passing, telling local media that “Gretchen had an indomitable spirit of optimism.”
“Whether it was stepping in to cook kosher hot dogs at a PJ Library picnic, assisting the campaign to renovate the Holland Family Building, or supporting the efforts of staff leadership, Gretchen’s impact is without parallel,” the outlet wrote.
“Her insight, experience, and wise advice enabled the JCC to succeed over the past 20 years.
"Sadly, she will be missed, and her memory will be a blessing for everyone at the JCC.”
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Reyes-Escobar remained detained at the Charleston County Jail and was denied bail.
A detainer has been placed on Reyes-Escobar by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), so he will be turned over to them if he is released.