A 22-year-old Mexican man was sentenced to nearly six years in a U.S. prison for a 2014 rollover wreck in South Texas that left two immigrants dead.
Amurabi Medina-Cruz was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge in Corpus Christi.
Medina-Cruz was convicted in October of conspiracy to transport undocumented immigrants. Authorities said the December 2014 human smuggling case involves officers pursuing him fleeing in an SUV.
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Six other immigrants in the vehicle, which rolled several times, were injured in the accident.
Prosecutors said Medina-Cruz faces deportation to Mexico after his prison term.