Provo Police Lt. Mathew Siufanua said that the woman had a driver's license that appeared to be valid, but could not be verified in an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement database. Provo police had contacted the agency to check some of the information provided by the woman.
"As we talked to them and we gave them what she had, none of the information that she had actually was on their records," Siufanua said. "They actually came down, spoke to her, did an interview with her and then actually took custody of her and booked her into Utah County Jail on an immigration hold."
The woman was released by a federal judge, but was booked a second time in connection with Crow's death and remained in Utah County Jail Thursday.
Siufanua said the incident is a reminder for all motorists to keep their windshields clear in spite of the winter weather.
"The biggest factor in this is that obstructed view," Siufanua said. "This is a pretty serious consequence for such a simple thing we can do. ... This is a huge lesson for everybody. During these times when it's really cold like this, you've got to make sure you scrape your windows and know exactly what you can see in front of you."
Contributing: Andrew Wittenberg, Sam Penrod
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