The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said that an illegal immigrant who killed a woman in a car crash while street racing in Nebraska was not detained by immigration officials because the offense did 'not constitute a crime of violence'.
Edwin Mejia, 19, faces up to 20 years in prison for his role in a fatal crash that killed 21-year-old Sarah Root on January 31 in Omaha, WOWT reported.
Authorities say Mejia was drunk and street racing another vehicle when his truck slammed into the back of a stopped SUV that Root was driving.
His blood alcohol content level at the time was .241, which is four times the legal limit to drive, WOWT reported.
In addition, Mejia was driving on a suspended license and faces a motor vehicle homicide charge.