Cops: DUI Suspect Says He Doesn't Remember Causing "Fireball" Crash That Killed Woman

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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Edson Ramirez-Jaimes
After Edson Ramirez-Jaimes allegedly blew through some red lights and crashed into an SUV, causing a "fireball" and killing the driver on Christmas Eve, the cops say he told them he never even remembered driving.

According to documents from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Ramirez-Jaimes, 23, was driving his Toyota Corolla at high speed down Military Trail, as a witness watched him blow through the red lights.

The witness told police he was behind the Corolla when he saw it get in a crash ahead of him that caused an "immediate fireball."

When a sheriff's deputy arrived on the scene, the SUV Ramirez-Jaimes allegedly crashed into was "completely on fire" and he couldn't even tell if there was anyone in the vehicle, according to a police report.

The sheriff's office says the driver of the SUV died at the scene.

Ramirez-Jaimes' passenger was found injured in some grass near the car, and he was taken to a nearby hospital after sustaining "serious bodily injury," the report states.

Ramirez-Jaimes voluntarily gave blood samples to police, as the cops say he smelled like alcohol and had trouble walking without help.

A sheriff's deputy interviewed Ramirez-Jaimes to ask him what happened.

According to the police report, Ramirez-Jaimes said he went to two clubs and had some drinks but didn't remember anything about driving.

The cops say Ramirez-Jaimes didn't have a driver's license, and he told police that he's never had a driver's license in his life.

Ramirez-Jaimes has been charged with DUI manslaughter, vehicle homicide, DUI with serious bodily injury, and not having a driver's license, according to the sheriff's office.


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17 comments
Carmennjones
Carmennjones

Oh I promise you I would be able run my mouth in  your face. That was a family member who he killed.  I find it funny that you talk of him in past tense he's still alive and yes considering how many times he has been to court for driving I have no pity for him. Nor do I think this will change him at all. It's sad that his one mistake as you so lightly put it will cause her family never to enjoy her again. So yeah he is a piece of Crap   

FQS9000
FQS9000

Ramirez-Jaimes is a good boy, who only needs a little help to be a productive citizen.  The system failed him.  He should be released on his own recognizance and asked nicely to go to a two week driving school when it wouldn't interfere with his drinking or roasting other people alive. 

JOEYPAD
JOEYPAD

this miserable piece of sh--should have his balls cut off set on fire then deported to where he came from

samuemurphy
samuemurphy

Clark Howard says "Best auto insurance rates go to those who shop around" ofcourse the place i go is "Clearance Auto" rates

FAMILY
FAMILY

Last time I checked this guy was a grown man that had a brain, the system had nothing to do with him he got drunk he drove a car he killed a innocent person...WHERE did the system play any part in that at... and you say OR him I say kill his ass 2wk driving school huh this bastard dont deserve to see daylight let alone be behind another wheel are you guys kidding me... Put ur mother and that car and you tell me how you think he should be handled..

Gee
Gee

You didnt know him as a person... You didnt know who he was... So you're a parasite to society! For judging someone you didnt know.. He was like a brother to me! He was a good person! The people from his job loved him! He was a family type of person! An always looked out for others!! Your society's virus for wishing bad on others! I know you wouldnt run your mouth if we had u in front of us. :) an by the way. he was such a great friend.. Many pplConsidered him family :) .. Unfortunetly one mistake caused his life to turn around... Your worthless.... :)

eri.13
eri.13

don't talk about someone like that. you don't know him. you would want anyone wishing that on u!

FAMILY
FAMILY

Gee I didn't know the guy that caused this horrible scene BUT I knew the person that he killed SHE was a loving mother a great aunt a wonderful sister and she was loved by everyone as well as at her job and many considered her family.. so for this ass hole to be so comfortable to go out and drink with no regards as to what happens to anyone than I say he get the same thing she did she was on her way to work to take care of her family and bcause of YOUR FRIEND getting drunk we will NEVER see her again you will never know the pain of this and I hope you never will. REGARDLESS of who he was as a person his actions took her life period so I say f*&% him

JOEYPAD
JOEYPAD

you have got to be the biggest aho to defend this jerk..i may be  a parasite but you have to be the biggest idiot to defend this scumbag..and i still stand by my statement  as a person he sucks..hey stupid he killed a woman

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

A person is judged by the worst act they are capable of. His was extremely heinous.

BTW, no license, no insurance, and no sense. Your buddy doesn't believe in rules, does he? Indefensible.

JOEYPAD
JOEYPAD

hey dumbo the jerk put hot embers in a flammable bag and put the on the porch..that make him a fkin idiot and you also for defending him..have a nice day

Pimpum
Pimpum

@Joeypad: 100% Agree with you...

Anthony Berettu
Anthony Berettu

You think this person actually meant to kill someone?  Your a little out there.  I bet you have driven and drank more times than we know.

Gee
Gee

That wasnt his car... My buddy didnt have sense in that moment... People who wish bad on others will pay themselves for being a parasite to society :)

JOEYPAD
JOEYPAD

good to hear you are going off line ahos like you are really stupid

Erikagalindo9612
Erikagalindo9612

shut up and i am going to have a good day because i wont have to listen to idiots like you.

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