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Texas Truck Driver Indicted In Deaths Of 8 Migrants In Crash

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Debris is strewn across a road near the border city of Del Rio, Texas after a collision Monday, March 15, 2021. Eight people in a pickup truck loaded with immigrants were killed when the vehicle collided with an SUV following a police chase, authorities said. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)

(AP) — A Texas man who drove a pickup truck involved in a deadly head-on crash that killed eight migrants he was carrying near a Texas border city has been indicted.

A federal grand jury in Del Rio indicted 24-year-old Sebastian Tovar on Wednesday on a charge of transporting migrants illegally resulting in death. He also faces single counts of transporting migrants illegally and conspiracy to transport migrants illegally, both resulting in serious injury.

The crash ended a police chase of the truck Tovar was driving. The collision happened weeks after one of the deadliest crashes involving migrants entering the U.S. illegally.

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