In the aftermath of the deadliest migrant smuggling event on the U.S.-Mexico border in American history that took the lives of 53 Mexican and Central American citizens in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, the driver of the semi-truck could face life in prison or the death penalty if convicted.
“This is a horror that surpasses anything we’ve experienced before,” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said, according to the Associated Press. “And it’s sadly a preventable tragedy.”
Authorities said Homero Zamorano Jr. transported 64 illegal immigrants across the southern border and allegedly was “very high on meth,” the Daily Mail reported. Authorities said Zamorano hid in nearby bushes after attempting to escape.
Zamorano, originally from Brownsville, Texas, lives in Pasadena, Texas, a Houston suburb, authorities said. Six months before the tragedy earlier this week in San Antonio, Zamorano and his now-estranged wife, Jennifer Duncan, separated, the New York Post reported.
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