A woman whose husband was killed in a crash involving a suspected illegal immigrant criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday for her remarks that President Trump's proposed border wall wouldn't prevent "tragedies" like Americans being killed by people in the U.S. illegally.

Pelosi, (D-Calif.), made the remarks during a press briefing last week, in which she reiterated that the wall is not up for negotiation.

Dawn Witherspoon said on Fox & Friends that her husband, Paul, was killed when an intoxicated driver -- allegedly in the United States illegally -- swerved in front of the ambulance in which he was traveling, causing it to tip over.

WPTV reported that a police report of the 2017 crash did not indicate whether or not the driver, Genaro De La Cruz Ajqui, was a legal U.S. resident.


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"My husband was not the price of doing business," Witherspoon said. "These are real people. This is a real crisis. There's nothing manufactured about it."

According to The Palm Beach Post, Ajqui "had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit."

The outlet also reported that his wife told authorities that he was drinking hours before the crash occurred.

Witherspoon said that the situation surrounding her husband's death is frustrating because it happened in a sanctuary city.

"They [Jupiter, Florida] basically have no respect for immigration laws whatsoever," she said. "It's basically a free-for-all for anyone who wants to come here illegally and continue to not follow rules."

She added that if a tragedy like the one she experienced affected Pelosi, the House speaker may see things differently.

Watch the interview above.


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