Illegal Alien Arrested in Crash That Killed Staffer of Democrat U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has reported an 18-year-old Honduran man who was arrested in connection with a vehicle crash that killed a staffer to Democrat U.S. Senator Catherine Masto entered the U.S. illegally.

Elmer Rueda-Linares,18, was involved in a two-way vehicle crash on April 6th that killed Kurt Englehart, a senior adviser to Sen. Cortez Masto.

After the deadly crash occurred, Rueda-Linares fled the scene of the accident and was later charged with felony hit and run.

Rueda-Linares’s felony hit-and-run has since been dropped, and he has now been charged with “failing to stop at the scene of an accident.”

ICE told Fox News that Rueda-Linares entered the U.S. in March of 2021, near Rio Grande City, Texas, without receiving any inspection from immigration authorities.

Per Reno Gazette-Journal:

The 18-year-old arrested in connection with the death of an adviser to U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto was in the country illegally.

Elmer Rueda-Linares was in a two-vehicle crash about 4:30 a.m. April 6 at Kietzke and Peckham lanes that killed Kurt Englehart, state senior adviser to Cortez Masto, a Democrat.

On April 8, federal officers placed an immigration detainer — or “ICE hold”— on Rueda-Linares, who is being held at Washoe County Jail, the Department of Homeland Security told the RGJ in a statement Tuesday.

The initial charge against Rueda-Linares of felony hit-and-run has been changed to failing to stop at the scene of an accident, according to the sheriff’s office. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

Trump released a response to the deadly accident by stating Biden’s open border policies are the “kiss of death.”

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