DUI Death in the Heartland
April 25, 2007, 12:10 AM
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Here`s another young American struck down at the beginning of adulthood by a drunk-driving illegal alien. Nicole Allen, 21, was killed when the car in which she was riding as a back-seat passenger was struck from behind by a Lincoln Town Car driven by Mexican Pedro Santos.

It`s all too common — a drunken illegal alien taking the life of an innocent young person.

Allen graduated in 2004 from Parkway North High School [in Creve Coeur Missouri]. She worked as a server at Red Robin restaurant and was a junior at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, studying photography, graphic design and art history.

"She was a cute, petite, fun-loving friend," said her aunt Debbie Nolen of Springfield, Mo. "She was a little angel."

The fact that Santos is an illegal immigrant was not lost on Allen`s family, who gathered at the home on Gold Leaf. That further enraged them.

"He had no business being on the road anyway, but he`s drunk on top of it," Nolen said. [Drunk driving is suspected in crash that killed woman, St Louis Post-Dispatch 4/22/07]

Santos ran on foot from the crime scene, but was apprehended three hours later by police using search dogs and a helicopter.