Grand Rapids Police are searching for an illegal immigrant they believe struck and killed a man with a vehicle after leaving a bar in March.

Authorities allege Louis Angel Otanez-Castillo was driving a Honda Pilot that was caught on video going 70 miles per hour down South Division Avenue in Grand Rapids on March 10, just before striking 53-year-old Robert Delgado at roughly 45 miles per hour in the 30 miles per hour zone.

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A horn blasted and the “video shows (Delgado) attempt to avoid the oncoming vehicle but it struck regardless,” police wrote in an arrest affidavit cited by WOOD.

Delgado “bounces off the hood of the car, hits the windshield and is thrown 115 feet before coming to rest,” according to court records. “The vehicle can be seeing fleeing north on Division. At and before impact, the vehicle appeared to be driving at a high rate of speed.”

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“At no point did the driver attempt to stop and render aid or identify himself,” police wrote.

A video from Le Petit Chateau sports bar showed a man wearing a blue jacket drinking at the bar before leaving in a Honda shortly before the 3:15 a.m. crash. A tipster told police the driver was a Dominican immigrant who worked at a Wyoming auto detailing business.

Police later located a Honda Pilot at the business undergoing repairs to “the front side headlamp, the frond driver side quarter panel and the windshield,” the affidavit read. The vehicle’s hood was also at the shop with damage consistent with the collision.

Other evidence recovered from the vehicle included a deportation order for Otanez-Castillo “to be sent back to the Dominican Republic,” according to court records.

Investigators matched the video image from Le Petit Chateau with a booking photo of Otanez-Castello provided to investigators by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, WOOD reports.

“Based on this information, your affiant had probable cause to believe that Luis Otanez-Castillo was the driver of the Honda Pilot that hit and killed Robert Delgado,” court records show.

Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker authorized charges of reckless driving causing death and failing to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death. Both come with a potential 15 year prison sentence, if police can find Otanez-Castillo.

“He is not in custody; we don’t know where he’s at,” Becker told WOOD. “There is speculation he may have fled the state.”

The incident marks at least the third death police have connected to illegal immigrants in the Grand Rapids area in just the last year, while others have been charged with sex crimes elsewhere in the state.

Nearly two weeks after the deadly hit-and-run, Michigan State Police charged previously deported illegal immigrant Brandon Ortiz-Vite with open murder for the shooting death of Grand Rapids’ Ruby Garcia, 25. Police allege Ortiz-Vite, who was deported by the Trump administration in September 2020 before returning during the Biden administration, shot Garcia multiple times with an illegally purchased firearm before dumping her body alongside U.S. 131 near downtown before fleeing the woman’s car on March 22.

That murder followed another in Grand Rapids in May 2023 involving Luis Bernal-Sosa, who gunned down the mother of his young child, 22-year-old Leah Gomez, while she was sitting in her car with the child in the back seat.

There’s also Miguel Angel Aparicio-Navas, 36, a previously deported illegal immigrant who has been repeatedly accused of sexual assault. Aparicio-Navas is lodged in Washtenaw County Jail on a felony charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for an alleged sexual assault of a 27-year-old woman in September 2023.

Police linked Aparicio-Navas to that crime and another 2021 sexual assault through DNA evidence, according to court records.

Still other recent crimes allegedly perpetrated by illegal immigrants include soliciting sex from minors in Shiawassee County, and an alleged sex attack on two teen girls at a Sturgis trailer park.

Republican state lawmakers have responded to the crimes by renewing calls to outlaw sanctuary cities and counties in Michigan, while Democrats who control the state Legislature have focused instead on offering driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, $500 per month rental vouchers, and millions in spending on “newcomer” programs designed to integrate migrants into Michigan communities.