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Posted at 7:35 PM ET, 07/23/2010

Report: Driver who killed biker picked up

By Terri Rupar

A man allegedly involved in a fatal collision with a bicyclist near Dupont Circle has been picked up this week on an immigration charge, WUSA reported.

The television station said the man, whom they identified as Marco Fuentes Flores, was picked up at a trucking company in Sterling on Thursday.

There was no immediate indication Friday night that anyone had been charged in the July 2008 death of the bicyclist, Alice Swanson, 22. She was killed in a collision with a garbage truck near 20th and R Streets NW as she rode her bicycle to work. A “ghost bike” memorial was set in that area to mark her death.

In its account,the television station said police suggested the bicyclists somehow rode into the truck.

According to the station, the man picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had been expelled from the United States but had returned.

--Martin Weil

By Terri Rupar  | July 23, 2010; 7:35 PM ET
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Execute the illegal scumbag.

Posted by: zcxnissan | July 23, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

How convenient when a journalist only tells part of the story. Let's set the record straight here:

1. Marcos was convicted of drug related charges much earlier in his life. He served his time and paid his debt to society. This was a long time ago and he has not had a single repeat offense.

2. Marcos came back into this country legally. He has a valid green card and residency. He is NOT an illegal alien.

3. It is a horrendous tragedy that Alice was killed, but Marcos was deemed not responsible and not charged by the police in her death. Unfortunately, traffic accidents happen and we have the police and their experts to help deem who should be responsible. Even the company that Marcos worked for assessed the situation and has stood by him ever since in his defense.

4. The Swanson family filed a civil suit and was awarded $5M dollars for their loss in an out of court settlement.

5. Marcos is a legal resident of this country. He is a good family man with a wife and children and an active member of his church where he organizes many aspects of the liturgy.

When is enough enough? Marcos clearly made a bad choice earlier in his life, but he did what society asked him to do by serving his time. How much does he have to do? What will it take to pay his debt to society? He is a honest, hard-working citizen who pays his taxes and contributes to society. What more do we want?

Is the Swanson family using this drug conviction to further seek retribution over the anger they feel over their daughter's death? Was $5M not enough for them? Do they need to see this good man deported and separated from his family and his life to fulfill their anger? Nothing can ever fill the void of their loss, except for grace and the power of forgiveness.

Posted by: ChrisAlexandria | July 24, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Chrisalexandria are you for real, this guy was expelled from the country, meaning he can not return, so if he came back, he should be jailed and then he will be deported again. In addition he killed a woman, whether it be by accident or not it is still murder or manslaughter an expellable offense. Illegal immigrants committing the crimes that no legal immigrants will do.

Posted by: zcxnissan | July 24, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

If he's here legally this time, why did ICE agents arrest him?
Perhaps the Post could do some investigative journalism on this one?

Posted by: jocada | July 26, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

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