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Man charged in fatal crash may have been in country illegally

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

A man charged in a crash that killed a 12-year-old girl and injured four others in Des Moines may have been in the country illegally.

A news release Monday said 18-year-old Fernando Lopez Aguilar already was charged with three counts of serious injury by reckless driving and that one of them will be amended to homicide because of the death of Lea Phann.

Sen. Chuck Grassley sent a letter Tuesday to the Department of Homeland Security asking for the immigration history of Lopez Aguilar.

Police say investigators suspect he was speeding westbound when he ran a stop sign and hit a northbound pickup, which was knocked into a southbound sport utility vehicle.

Police say SUV driver, Sos Phann, remains hospitalized.

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