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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW/1080 KRLD) – A federal charge has been filed against the illegal immigrant who is accused of causing a triple-fatal accident near Wylie two weeks ago.

According to law enforcement officials, Margarito Quintero, who already facing a state charge for the March 31st accident that killed a Nevada Firefighter and his two kids, now faces an additional federal charge.

A complaint filed in Sherman federal court says Quintero was illegally in the country when he was behind the wheel of a van that crossed Highway 78 causing the head-on wreck that killed the three family members.

According to Department of Public Safety records, Quintero did not have a valid drivers license when he caused the deadly accident.

North Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe wants to make sure Quintero didn’t get out of jail then flee to another country before his trial.

“I immediately contacted the Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the ICE Director Sara Saldana and requested that ICE exercise their discretion in placing an immediate detainer on Mr. Quintero” said Ratcliffe.

Quintero had been deported once before in 2008, but he illegally came back.

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