Tessa Tranchant, 16, and Allison Kunhardt, 17, were killed in Virginia Beach, VA on March 30, 2007 when a car driven by drunk driving illegal alien Alfredo Ramos, plowed into the rear of their vehicle as they waited for a green light at an intersection. Although girls were wearing seat belts, one died at the scene and the other at the hospital after having to be cut out of the car. Ramos had previously been convicted, twice, on DUIs.
Ramos’ brother, who lives in Norfolk, also is here illegally and asked not to be identified because of his immigration status, said he talked to his brother by phone Friday before the accident and, after learning he had been drinking, warned Ramos not to drive. Afterward, his brother told him he had no memory of the crash. He learned from authorities that he had killed two people, his brother said.
Ramos, who was born in Mexico of Guatemalan parents, has been in the United States for about seven years. Most recently, Ramos was employed as a waiter at Mi Casita, a popular Mexican restaurant on Bonney Road in Virginia Beach.
Alfredo Ramos, was charged with two counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter.
The girls were driving to a friend's house Friday night. "I'm just going to go ahead and ride with denial for a while," Dylan Tranchant said. Friends recalled Tessa as a goofy, sassy, positive girl to whom people could tell secrets in confidence and not worry about them becoming gossip. "She wouldn't give anyone a reason not to like her," Samantha Augone said.
On 8-13-07, Ramos pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Ramos and faces up to 40 years in prison and deportation after serving the time.
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