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Mexican Sentenced for Crash, 2 Immigrants Killed

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.

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.

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