Just six months after the March 27 murder of Cochise County rancher Robert Krentz on his property by a still unapprehended illegal alien, his widow, Sue, has sustained serious injuries after police say a drunk driver struck her while she crossed the street outside her Douglas church. She was thrown 30 feet by the impact.
Douglas police report that Ramon Parra Saucedo, 66, struck Sue Krentz and her friend Shirley Gregory as they crossed the street about 6 p.m. Saturday evening outside St. Luke’s Catholic Church. Saucedo, who fled the scene, was apprehended a short time later and was booked into Cochise County Jail on suspicion of DUI, endangerment and aggravated assault. The women were airlifted to University Medical Center in Tucson.
Sue Krentz reportedly sustained multiple injuries including a lacerated spleen, internal bleeding, broken ribs, broken leg, fractured pelvis, head trauma, and facial fractures. A family friend and neighbor said. “She’s in pretty bad shape,” as he described her going in and out of consciousness. Mrs. Krentz has undergone surgery for her injuries.
Read more here in the Tucson Weekly.