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Man faces human smuggling charges after 4 killed, 4 injured in crash

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Posted at 4:23 PM, May 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-23 20:11:21-04

GRAND COUNTY, Utah – A man faces multiple charges that include human smuggling after a vehicle crash that killed four people and injured four others on May 16.

Elvis Quintanilla-Vasquez, 36, of Lancaster, California, has been booked into the Mesa County Jail and officials said he will go through an extradition process.

According to information from authorities, the charges the man faces relating to the Grand County crash include four counts of aggravated human smuggling as second-degree felonies, three counts of human smuggling as third-degree felonies, and one count of improper lane travel.

Three of the victims from the crash have now been identified by authorities as 19-year-old Freddie Sanchez-Garcia, 32-year-old Reuben Alberto Perez-Manriquez and 30-year-old Efrain Morale Carteno.

Police said at the time of the crash they believed the individuals being transported in the vehicle were on their way from Los Angeles to Chicago and were being transported for work.

Click here for details about the crash.