Driver who rolled van killing one sentenced

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A Mexican man who was driving a van that rolled over and crashed killing one person has been sentenced to 87 months in prison for transporting illegal aliens for profit resulting in death. Authorities say 31-year old Jesus Espinoza-Martinez of Rancho Mayola, Mexico, was behind the wheel when the crash occurred in April, resulting in the death of one female passenger and injuries to 28 others.

The accident happened as the van was headed north on I-10 just south of Tucson. Espinoza-Martinez told authorities that he was to be paid $1,500 to transport the aliens. He pleaded guilty to the charge against him in May of 2008.