Victim: Margaret Campbell

Illegal Alien Runs Red Light and Kills Middle School Principal

Perpetrator: Cesar Majia

Crime Description:

On March 8, 2006, Margaret "Peggy" Campbell, 62, principal at Western Pines Community Middle School in West Palm Beach, Florida, suffered fatal injuries when her four-door Subaru collided with a Dodge Ram.

While the accident is still under investigation, police say preliminary indications suggest the driver of the pickup truck was at fault, for running a red light and striking Campbell's car, which was making a U-turn.

The pickup's driver, 30-year-old Cesar Majia, and his four passengers were not injured, and were taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol and charged with illegal entry into the country.

Paul Miller, a spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office, said Majia was in possession of a Mexican driver's license, though the nations of origin for all the male passengers were not immediately known.

Campbell, a resident of Jupiter Farms, Fla., worked for the local school district since 1967 and had been principal of Western Pines since it opened its doors nine years ago.

In a prepared release, the district said Campbell "was described by all of her teachers, staff and coworkers throughout the district as a very special, upbeat and positive person who loved her school. ... She always saw the bright side of a situation and cared deeply for her students and her work. ... 'Peggy' spent long hours at work, and the school was her extended family."


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