Crime Description:On August 12, 2007 illegal alien Eddie Carbajal-Lile caused a traffic accident that resulted in the death of Paul Watry. The accident occurred Tuesday night in the town of Lima, WI.
Scot Mueller, 18, of Port Washington, WI, who was driving the car Watry rode in, said the impact of the crash knocked out Watry and rear-seat passenger Jillian Fitzmaurice. Both were on the right side of the vehicle, where Carbajal-Lile's car hit them. Fitzmaurice, 18, of Oostburg, WI, said she remembers waking up in the hospital, but recalls little of the crash. "I just remember seeing headlights," she testified at the trial.
Mueller suffered a broken left clavicle, left wrist and left hand, and Fitzmaurice suffered a broken jaw and ribs as well as numerous cuts to her face and a loss of hearing in one ear, they testified.
Watry of Port Washington died two days after the crash at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa as a result of injuries suffered in the crash.
Witnesses told investigators that the car Carbajal-Lile was driving failed to stop for a stop sign. After the collision, Carbajal-Lile fled on foot, witnesses said.
Capt. David Adams said Carbajal-Lile is an undocumented alien who might be en route to Mexico. The U.S. Border Patrol has been alerted, Adams said.
Carbajal-Lile reportedly uses a number of aliases, including: Eddie Carbajal; Eddie Lile; Eddie Carbajal-Farvies; Negro Carbajal; Negro Carbajal-Lile and Negro Lile.
The Sheboygan County District Attorney's office Thursday charged Carbahal-Lile with three felonies: hit and run, fatality; and two counts of hit and run, injury.
Carbajal-Lile has previously been convicted of driving without a license and DUI. Carbajal-Lile faces up to 23 years in prison if convicted on charges against him.
A few days after the accident, Carbajal-Lile and a friend were pulled over in a bar parking lot in Mt. Orab, Ohio, a small village about 25 miles east of Cincinnati. The friend had just made a harassing phone call to a bartender and was coming to talk to the bartender in person when the car — driven by Carbajal-Lile — was pulled over by an officer investigating the phone call. Both Carbajal-Lile and the friend were arrested on a charge of menacing, similar to disorderly conduct. Carbajal-Lile gave police a fake name, but he was identified through fingerprints and handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Gabriel Anzures, a coworker of Carbajal-Lile's, told police he had been drinking with Carbajal-Lile and several other friends at a tavern about two miles from the crash site, and that he had seen Carbajal-Lile drink at least five or six beers in the three hours before the crash, according to the complaint.
Anzures testified that Carbajal-Lile called him twice after the crash. The two had left the bar between 8 and 8:30 p.m. that night "Eddie say, 'hey, I hit something.' He never told me what he hit, and the phone call died on me," Anzures said.
Documentation:17AUG07, Milwaukee Journal - Sentinal
Suspect in fatal crash remains at large, by Lawrence Sussman
30AUG07, Sheboygan Press
Fatal hit-run suspect nabbed in Ohio, by Eric Litke
9OCT07, Sheboygan Press
Trial ordered for illegal immigrant in fatal traffic accident, by Eric Litke