[:en]Couple killed in car crash while fleeing from immigration agents in California[:es]Pareja de indocumentados muere al tratar de huir de agentes de ICE en California[:]

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A couple was killed in a crash while trying to flee from federal immigration agents in California, police said.

Santo Hilario Garcia, 35, and Marcelina Garcia Profecto, 33, were leaving a home in Delano — a rural town in California’s Central Valley — in their SUV on Tuesday March 13, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrived looking for a Mexican citizen who had been deported, according to the city’s police and ICE.
The agents saw that Garcia matched their target’s description and stopped the couple, said Lori Haley, an ICE spokeswoman. The couple initially pulled over, but sped off when the agents exited their vehicle, police said.
The couple lost control of their SUV when it veered into a dirt shoulder. The vehicle overturned and eventually hit a power pole, police said.
“As the officers departed the location of the attempted engagement, they came across the overturned vehicle and immediately dialed 911 for assistance. Local officials were on the scene moments later,” Haley said.
ICE agent in California (Photo: CNN)
ICE agent in California (Photo: CNN)
The two occupants of the car were immediately pronounced dead. ICE later learned that Garcia was not the person the agents had been looking for, the agency said.
Garcia was stopped trying to cross the Mexican border into the United States three times between 2008 and 2017. He was deported under expedited removal last year, and Garcia Profecto had no prior encounters with ICE, Haley said.
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[:es]Una pareja de indocumentados falleció debido a lavolcadura de un automóvil cuando eran perseguidos por agentes de inmigración en la ciudad de Delano, California, dejando a seis niños huérfanos, reportaron autoridades.

La pareja estaba en una camioneta el martes y trató de huir cuando vio las luces detrás de una patrulla de migración, informaron voceros del Departamento de Policía de Delano, una ciudad en el valle central de California.

Las autoridades dijeron que el vehículo se dirigía hacia el oeste en la avenida Cecil, a alta velocidad, cuando el conductor perdió el control. La camioneta golpeó un poste de servicios públicos y volcó.

Santos Hilario García, de 35 años de edad, y Marcelina García Profecto, de 33, fueron declarados muertos en el lugar.

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Today, Santos Hilario Garcia and Marcelina Garcia Profecto were chased out of their home and ran off the road by ICE in Delano California. Both died at the scene. They are survived by the six children they worked so hard to provide for. This has to stop.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/03/15/a-couple-died-in-a-car-crash-while-fleeing-ice-agents-in-california-authorities-say/?utm_term=.91eae6c8109b 

El Departamento de Policía dijo que investiga el accidente y no hizo más comentarios.

La pareja había estado en Estados Unidos desde 2003, y se encontraban en el país sin documentos, según United Farm Workers of America. Los trabajadores agrícolas dejan en la orfandad a seis niños, el mayor de 18 años y el más joven de ocho. La hija mayor tiene un bebé de un año.[:]

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