A Honduran national wanted in connection with a 2011 car crash that killed a man vacationing in Kill Devil Hills has made the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s “Most Wanted” list.
The crash happened Oct. 5, when Luis Alberto Rodriguez-Castro drove his 1993 Chevy Lumina through the intersection at Colington Road and U.S. 158 without stopping for a red flashing warning light, according to authorities.
The Dare County Sheriff’s Office said he struck another motorist, killing passenger Joe Storie, 51, of Lenoir.
At the time, Rodriguez-Castro was charged with driving while intoxicated, felony serious injury by motor vehicle and felony death by motor vehicle.
Rodriguez-Castro “attempted to abscond after receiving medical treatment at a Virginia hospital and was captured,” according to the Dare County Community Crime Line.
He made a second escape after posting bail, and his current whereabouts remain unknown.
The Crime Line has authorized an automatic reward of $1,000 for information that leads to his apprehension. The Storie family has added an extra $1,000 to that reward.
On Thursday, ICE announced the creation of a “VOICE Most Wanted” fugitives list, highlighting fugitives connected to victims and families of victims who have sought help or information from ICE through the Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office.
Rodriguez-Castro, who entered the country without inspection at an unknown place in 1998, is wanted by ICE as an illegal alien in addition to being a criminal fugitive, the agency said in a news release.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact their local ICE office or call the national hotline at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.