Father of 3 killed by drunk driver

By Jason Nguyen

Published 05/21 2014 03:14PM

Updated 05/22 2014 11:00AM

CLEARFIELD, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A mother’s nightmare became a reality as she has to explain to her children why their father will no longer be coming home.

“I wasn't there more than a half hour and he was pronounced dead,” said Stephine Allred. “He was in pretty bad shape and I wasn't allowed to see him.”

Kelly Allred was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Police say Jose Orozco ran from them after violating a protective order his wife filed.

“The call was the male was up there causing problems,” said Asst. Chief Mike Stenquist of the Clearfield Police Department.

Police say he was speeding down 700 South to State Street.

“We don’t know what his speeds were the officer’s speed reached 60 mph,” said the Stenquist.

Witnesses told Good 4 Utah’s Jason Nguyen that Allred was crossing State Street when he was hit by Orozco’s truck. He was carrying two hot dogs and a bag of Doritos at impact.

Those same witnesses say Allred could be seen flying in the air 20-30 feet as Orozco headed to his home in North Salt Lake.

The North Salt Lake police were there waiting for him.

They found him drunk and gave him a standard DUI field test. He blew a .15. The officers arrested him and then found parts of Allred’s clothes on the grill of his truck.

He told the cops he thought he hit something at that intersection when making a right turn.

“If you hit something and most people even if it's a deer or whatnot usually stop or they know I just ran something over,” said Allred’s now widow. “To not stop is just unfathomable to me, when it's taken away another human life.”

The result is the robbing three small children from their father, another mother from her son and a brother from his family.

“You already know you’re breaking the law in more ways than one, but you’re still willing to do that at other peoples expense is pretty crappy,” says Allred. “It was just, I don't know shocking to hear that he even experienced that.”

Orozco has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, automobile homicide and protective order violation. More charges are pending.

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