A GoFundMe has amassed more than $60,000 for five children and their now widowed mother after an illegal alien allegedly killed their father, Sean Buchanan, on Friday, August 2 in a motor vehicle crash.
Buchanan was riding his motorcycle Friday afternoon when the driver of a southbound truck hit and killed him. The driver of the truck was Miguel Ramirez Valiente, a Honduran national who was evading deportation orders. Ramierez Valiente received media attention earlier this year from CNN in January after he sought sanctuary in a Denver church in order to avoid deportation back to his home country of El Salvador.
As reported by Denver media, sources close to Ramierez Valiente say that while the national media painted him as a family man, that he is actually an alcoholic and an abuser.
Indeed, "His arrest record shows charges for reckless endangerment in 2011 and domestic violence in 2016, both cases apparently dismissed by the El Paso County District Attorney."
And, "In 2018, he plead guilty to a 2018 charge of driving under the influence and his license was revoked, according to court records and Colorado State Patrol."
His suspended license was extended after the illegal immigrant failed to attend the required alcohol therapy and community service ordered by a judge. His license was still suspended when his truck crashed into Buchanan.
The illegal alien was not arrested and was instead taken to the hospital.
"Most of the time we do not arrest on a fatality accident, unless there is a high risk of intoxication, because at that moment we are not sure of charge," Master Trooper Gary Cutler told the media. "We continue the investigation and then submit the investigation to D.A.'s office with recommendations and D.A. is who actually files the charges on that."
Now, a woman who knows him says she is concerned that he will flee authorities yet again.
"He should have been arrested after the crash," she said. "He just had a DUI, and he’s driving with no license, and he killed somebody like you shouldn’t walk away from that."
"My personal opinion is that we don’t do enough to stop this kind of thing because it could have been stopped," the anonymous woman added. "You’re here and you’re a hard worker and you’re not causing trouble and doing bad things that’s fine, but he had already been in trouble, several times and now we have a death because of it."
According to the GoFundMe set up for Buchanan's family, the father was preparing to move to Ireland. He and his wife had three children of their own and adopted two little boys. "As his friends and loved ones, we must now take on the privilege to care for those that he loved the most," the GoFundMe says.
It also adds that since the driver had his license was revoked, he was not insured, which "means that there will be no insurance claim or money coming from that."
The GoFundMe's goal is $200,000 and can be found here.
As pointed out by commentator Ryan Girdusky, "So Sean leaves behind 5 children, who will never be able to reunite with their father in this life. Daughters who won't have a father to walk them down the aisle & sons who won't have a dad to teach them about being a man." Will the mainstream media write this story up?
So Sean leaves behind 5 children, who will never be able to reunite with their father in this life. Daughters who won't have a father to walk them down the aisle & sons who won't have a dad to teach them about being a man. Write that story up @washingtonpost pic.twitter.com/qiGD3sE0Xu— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) August 8, 2019