Driver was deported once in 2008. ICE had no clue he was back in the country.
A volunteer fireman Capt. Peter Hacking, 36 and his two children, 4-year-old Ellie and 22-month-old Grayson were killed in a head-on collision Thursday, near Wylie, Texas – by a illegal alien.
A van traveling south on Highway 78 swerved into the northbound lane, striking Hacking’s car, killing him and his two small children. The people in the van – driver Margarito Quintero, 33, and passengers Fransico Rameriz, 34, and Rigoberto Cruz, 19 – were taken to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano with serious injuries.
Quintero, a Mexican citizen who does not have a drivers license, entered the U.S. illegally near Laredo in August 2006. He was arrested on criminal charges and deported in 2008, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
ICE has no record of encountering Quintero since he was deported. An immigration detainer will be placed on him if he enters law enforcement custody, ICE spokesman Carl Rusnok said. DPS spokesman Lonny Haschel said Tuesday that he could be charged with criminal negligent homicide by the time DPS completes its investigation of the crash.
Hacking was born in England and lived in Lavon with his wife and children. He had worked for A.H. Belo Corp, the parent company of The Dallas Morning News, for eight years.
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