The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has responded to a deadly crash that happened Tuesday morning in Delano. ICE said the man who died in the crash matched the description of the person they were looking for, but was not the same individual.
According to Delano police, Santo Hilario Garcia, 35, and Marcelina Garcia Profecto, 33, died early Tuesday morning in Delano after attempting to escape from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents.
At about 6:54 a.m. Delano Police officers responded to a call about an overturned vehicle on West Cecil Avenue.
They found an SUV on its roof with two people inside. Investigators found that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Cecil Avenue at a high rate of speed. The driver drove into the dirt shoulder and lost control.
The car overturned and hit a pole. Both the male and female occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators with DPD found that before the crash happened, federal ICE agents attempted to pull them over. The driver pulled over but drove away once the agents got out of their car.
ICE said deportation officers went to a home looking for an arrest target. Hilario Garcia walked out of a home and matched the description of the person they were looking for, but officials said he was not the same individual.
ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley issued the following statement: