US deports kin of couple who died in crash fleeing agents

DELANO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. has deported a Mexican man who was being sought in California earlier this year when immigration agents mistakenly followed a related couple who sped away in their car and crashed, killing both and leaving six children ages 8 to 18.

United Farm Workers Foundation executive director Diana Tellefson Torres tells The Bakersfield Californian that immigration agents detained the children’s uncle, Celestino Hilario Garcia, on Wednesday in Delano.

He was the person being sought in March when Santos Hilario Garcia and Marcelina Garcia Profecto were killed.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement statement says Celestino Hilario Garcia was in the U.S. illegally after being allowed to voluntarily return to Mexico seven times between 2002 and 2009, when a final removal order was issued and he was twice sent back.

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Information from: The Bakersfield Californian, http://www.bakersfield.com

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