ICE Places Hold on Immigrant Charged With Criminally Negligent Homicide in Fatal Knoxville Accident


A man charged in the vehicular death Saturday of a Knoxville Fire Department captain’s son also has an ICE hold on his arrest, WBIR reported.

Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo, 44 has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, not having a driver’s license and failure to have proof of financial responsibility (having no insurance), WBIR said. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has a hold on him.

Francisco-Eduardo, of Oak Ridge, is accused of killing Pierce Corcoran, 22 in the crash that happened on Chapman Highway around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, WVLT said. The Knoxville Police Department said Francisco-Eduardo’s Chevy pickup, which was heading north, crossed into the opposite lanes and hit Corcoran’s Honda Civic, causing a chain reaction.

Corcoran and passenger Jade Adams, 21, were transported to UT Medical Center, where Corcoran was later pronounced dead, WVLT said. Adams was treated for her injuries. The other drivers were not injured.

Corcoran was the son of Knoxville Fire Department Capt. and Public Information Officer D.J. Corcoran.

Corcoran’s obituary by Stevens Mortuary said:

In his 22 years, he tried his hand at every sport possible, developing a love of golf, soccer, tennis and running 2 marathons in 2017.

He became an advocate for eating healthy and exercising daily. He was in the process of completing his personal trainer certification. He was employed at Fed Ex Express for the last 5 years and was a graduate of Grace Christian Academy class of 2015.

Corcoran’s funeral service was Tuesday, and burial was planned for today.

This is the second known instance of an immigrant being involved in a fatal traffic accident in Tennessee in recent months.

The Tennessee Star has reported on several developments from an Oct. 21 wreck in Bedford County in which Edgar Torres-Rangel, an alleged illegal immigrant, was drinking before he allegedly drove drunk and killed Bedford County resident Keri King. Torres-Rangel went missing after he had received treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.

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9 Thoughts to “ICE Places Hold on Immigrant Charged With Criminally Negligent Homicide in Fatal Knoxville Accident”

  1. Sara

    Be thankful you aren’t in a sanctuary state. ICE would never be involved where I live, and he would be free on bail to do it again.

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  4. LB

    Why does this article call them immigrants? Shouldn’t they be called illegal immigrants or illegal aliens?

    Illegal alien definition, a foreigner who has entered or resides in a country unlawfully or with out the country’s authorization.

    Many American citizens have been murdered by illegals aliens for generations. It’s now being exposed.

  5. Steve Allen

    I hope the fools at the Shelby County Attorney’s office read this article.

  6. Randall

    Don’t drop the ball KPD. Do your job.

  7. nuthinmuffin

    “He became an advocate for eating healthy and exercising daily.” it’s like i always say, you can watch your diet and be obsessed with your health and then one day get hit by a bus…in this case, it was an illegal alien. he did everything right in his life and because of our feckless federal officials, he lost his life needlessly…

  8. Thomas

    Build the Wall!!! Then round up the traitorous communist and put them all on the other side of the Wall.