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10 people dead after left in hot truck in Texas; driver charged with human trafficking

5 years 4 months 1 week ago Monday, July 24 2017 Jul 24, 2017 July 24, 2017 11:22 AM July 24, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO - Federal authorities in Texas have charged the driver of a tractor-trailer with transporting immigrants in the U.S. illegally, an incident resulting in the death of 10 people.
A complaint filed Monday accuses James Matthew Bradley of driving a trailer packed with immigrants for "commercial advantage or private financial gain." The charge carries the possibility of the death penalty.
Bradley is expected to appear Monday morning in San Antonio.
Authorities fear the death toll could rise because many of those rescued from the sweltering truck in San Antonio have been hospitalized with extreme dehydration and heatstroke.

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