A 70-year-old husband and father of two was killed in a tragic car accident and the suspect is an illegal alien who was repeatedly freed from Florida law enforcement custody.
James “Jim” Zakos was killed when his southbound Mercedes convertible collided with the front forks of a westbound forklift on Sunday morning, Nov. 17 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead later. He was 70 years old and spent summers in Kingston with his family and winters in the southern state.
According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Ulises Mondragon Umanzor, 30, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was the one who drove the forklift. Umanzor fled the crash and eventually got off the forklift and walked away.
Umanzor was reportedly working illegally for a construction company. An eyewitness said Umanzor was told to return to the traffic accident scene but the man refused to do so.
He was arrested the first time in September 2011 in Palm Beach County for driving without a license and driving with an open container of alcohol but released. In February 2012, he was rearrested for again driving without a license and was again released from custody.
In that same year, he was arrested for possession of cocaine. The illegal alien was released again from custody and arrested in September 2016 and May 2018 for driving without a license.
From all his arrests, Umanzor has more than $1,000 in outstanding debts to the state of Florida, according to BREITBART.
Zakos was 70 years old and spent summers in Kingston with his family and winters in the southern state. He will be loving remembered by his two children, Alexandra and TJ, his wife Celine, his two sisters, Maria and Margaret, his best canine pal Dakota and by many close cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas, and Catherine( nee Sakell), according to his obituary notes.