On Saturday, a funeral was held at Horizon Funeral Home in Culpeper for Zulma “Carly” Alvarez, 20, and her newborn baby. The two were killed on September 6, when their van was hit head on Eggbornsville Road by a Jeep Cherokee that crossed the center line.
Alvarez was nine months pregnant. She and her baby both died at Culpeper Regional Hospital a short time after the crash, according to a Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office press release.
The driver of the Jeep, Orlando A. Cruz, 36, was reportedly intoxicated at the time of the fatal wreck.
Cruz had a blood alcohol level of .20, according to court documents.
Cruz has been charged with two counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence, driving without a license and improper use of a state inspection sticker.
After his arrest, it was quickly determined that Cruz is in the country illegally from El Salvador. His next court appearance is set for Oct. 15.
As is the case in all of these tragedies, these two senseless deaths could have been avoided, had the federal government simply done their job…