The illegal immigrant driver responsible for a high-speech chase that lasted less than two minutes and killed six people pressed down hard on the gas pedal because he was afraid of deportation, his girlfriend said. The deadly crash occurred in League City, Texas, on Sunday evening.
Juan Garcia Ahuezoteco has been identified as the illegal immigrant behind the wheel during the high-speed chase. The crash happened around 8:30 pm at the intersection of Ohio Street and FM 646 in League City.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Dickinson Police report that an officer attempted to pull over a Dodge Durango for a simple traffic violation before the driver rapidly sped away and the horrific crash occurred. Ahuezoteco was able to reach a speed of at least 100 miles-per-hour in the extremely short time period after the Texas police officers flipped on his lights and sirens.
The illegal immigrant driver ignored a stop sign and hit a Honda Accord carrying a family of four — knocking down a host of power lines in the process. The four people killed inside the Honda Accord include Rafael Guerrero, 41, Alejandra Guerrero, 38, Gilberto Ortega Jr., 25, and a 15-year-old teenage boy. The teenage boy was the son of the Guerrero. All four people died at the scene of the accident.
Miquel Ortega, a cousin to the family killed in the crash, said, “I can’t believe it. Even my legs were shaking a little bit, I couldn’t believe it.”
The family had another son who was at work at the time of the deadly accident. The boy was working at a local grocery store to help make money so he and his brother to use for school clothes, the family’s church stated on Facebook.
“Please let your loved ones know how lucky you are to have them by your side everyday. Anything can happen in the blink of an eye,” the church also posted.
Both the illegal immigrant driver and his passenger, Alejandro Molina, were also killed in the League City crash. Juan Garcia Ahuezoteco, 23, had an outstanding federal warrant for driving while intoxicated. A young woman who had been identified as Ahuezoteco’s pregnant girlfriend claims to have been on the phone with him at the time of the crash. “He was freaking out,” the girl told Eyewitness News. She also told local reporters that the illegal immigrant was afraid of getting deported and he told her that he loved her just before the crash.
The area around the crash was closed to drivers for five hours as firefighters and police officers worked to clear the scene. The power outage continued until 4 am. The Dickinson Police Department is currently reviewing the actions of the officer Daniel Banda. Although the officer’s decisions are being reviewed, such a process is reportedly routine after any crash.
An account has been established at Amegy Bank in Dickinson under the name Bellanira Arteaga to benefit Sebastian Yanez and Daniel Guerrero and to help pay for the funeral expenses of the family killed in the crash.
What do you think about the high-speed chase prompted by an illegal immigrant running a stop sign?