Days before New Year’s Eve, 22-year-old Pierce Corcoran of Knoxville, Tennessee, who aspired to be a personal trainer, was killed by an illegal alien in a head-on traffic collision.
According to law enforcement officials, the illegal alien, 44-year-old Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo was driving without a license and without proper registration for his vehicle when he crashed his pickup truck into Corcoran and his 21-year old girlfriend, Jade Damcia Adams, who was in the passenger seat.
Corcoran shortly died in a nearby hospital after the collision. Adams is still being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Now Corcoran’s parents are speaking out. The Angel Parents, Wendy and DJ Corcoran, blame the government for their loss of their son’s life and demanding stronger border security.
“Absolutely, [the government is] to blame. You cannot come here and not — I mean we are re-victimized by the system is what we feel like, and we’ve just learned that,” Wendy told Fox News. “We’ve seen other people deal with this and felt for them … much more tragic in some ways. And it’s just, it’s unjust. Our son’s life meant something and our government makes us feel as if it didn’t. That somebody that had no right to be here matters more.”
“We aren’t taking [illegal immigration] seriously,” she continued. “We’ve seen other people deal with this and felt for them — much more tragic in some ways. And it’s just, it’s unjust. We’ve taught our children to be responsible and we don’t feel like anyone else is being expected the same thing. He was 22-years-old and the man that was negligent in this case, he didn’t abide by the same responsibility that our son did. And he’s still not expected to.”
Trump’s promised border wall, Wendy said, is a representation that at least something is being done to prevent illegal immigrants, like the alleged negligent suspect who killed her son, from entering the US.
“A lot of talk about the wall, I think as Americans, the wall is a symbol to them that something is being done,” Wendy told WATE 6.
My baby brother Pierce was tragically killed in a wreck in Knoxville,TN on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 6:33pm.He was hit head on by an illegal immigrant who had no American citizenship, no license and no insurance.
I am making this profile in the hopes of sharing his story. pic.twitter.com/5tyoz9RIkD
— Justice For Pierce Corcoran (@Justice4Pierce) January 4, 2019
Francisco-Eduardo was charged with criminally negligent homicide and driving without a license or insurance, and he was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
He is reportedly set for a preliminary hearing Thursday.