A South Carolina mother has had to cover the costs associated with cleanup after an undocumented immigrant living in the area struck and killed her son while driving drunk. WYFF4.com in Greenville reports that Loretta Robinson was billed for the towing and storage of her son Justin's car, as well as for street cleaning to clean up his blood, despite the fact that the man was the victim and not at fault.
Anna Gonzalez, who has been living in the Greenville area for about 12 years, was driving without a license about a year ago when she struck Justin's car, killing him on impact. Gonzalez had never, in fact, ever obtained a South Carolina driver's license while living in the area. She pleaded guilty recently to the charges filed against her, and is now serving a 17-year prison sentence.
But the sentence does not necessarily address the costs that Robinson is now being forced to pay as a result of Gonzalez' negligent behavior. And since the woman is now in prison, Robinson believes she likely will not receive any compensation from Gonzalez to cover these costs, which adds insult to injury in an already heartbreaking situation.