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Pence meets with parents of woman killed in crash

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Latest on Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence (all times local):

Mike Pence says he met with the parents of a young woman who was killed in a car accident by a driver who was living in the country illegally.

Donald Trump’s running mate campaigned Monday night in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in a convention center where the young woman’s college graduation ceremony was held.

Sarah Root was killed earlier this year after her car was hit by another. News reporters say the driver, who was drunk, was a Honduran immigrant living in the country illegally. The man fled after he was released from jail on bond and has not been found.

Pence says he had a private meeting with Root’s parents and brother. He says he feels pain for the family, “not as a candidate, not as a governor, just as a dad.” He says a Trump-Pence administration will sign “Sarah’s Law,” a bill introduced by Iowa senators to tighten laws around people living here illegally who commit crimes.