Second Man Indicted in Fatal Rollover

Second Man Indicted in Fatal Rollover

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted a second Mexican national for a rollover accident that left two illegal immigrants dead near Moab last month.

Eighteen-year-old Noe Luna-Escanola was indicted by the grand jury last week. He's charged with transporting illegal aliens resulting in death.

Also named in the indictment is Ramses Castellano-Lin. Prosecutors had previously indicted the twenty-five-year-old, whom they believe coordinated the transport of the immigrants.

The accident happened October eleventh on U-S 191 near Moab. There were sixteen passengers in the van none of whom were wearing seat belts. When the van rolled, three passengers were ejected and two, Juana Ixcuma-Chic and Amalia Perez-Lucas both of Guatemala were killed.

Luna-Escanola is in custody in Texas and will be brought to Utah to face the charges. Castellano-Lin walked away from a Colorado hospital after the accident and remains at large.

If convicted both men could face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison, or the death penalty.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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