Man Sentenced in Crash That Drowned 3 Men 9/12/13
SAN ANTONIO - A Mexican national has received a 3-year prison sentence
for his part in an immigrant-smuggling run that ended in a South Texas stock
pond, drowning three men.
A federal judge in San Antonio sentenced Jose Abram Lopez-Lozano on
Wednesday. The 25-year-old Monterrey, Mexico, man had pleaded guilty in March to
an immigrant-smuggling count.
Javier (hahv-YEHR') Silva-Morales of the Mexican state of Michoacan
(mihk-wah-KAHN') was sentenced last month to 12 years in federal prison. The
31-year-old driver of the sport utility vehicle that plunged into the pond had
pleaded guilty to one count of immigrant smuggling resulting in death.
Three of 12 people in the SUV drowned Feb. 6 when it plunged into a stock
pond after a police chase about 35 miles southeast of San Antonio.