The U.S. Border Patrol and the state Highway Patrol are seeking charges against a man who was the alleged driver of a "load" vehicle that struck and killed an immigrant in the west Imperial County desert area Sunday.
While the man's name was not released, Border Patrol authorities said he is alleged to be an immigrant smuggler.
Authorities added they are going to seek federal charges against him for transporting undocumented immigrants across the border.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in El Centro, the suspect was to be arraigned today.
Meanwhile, Highway Patrol officials said they plan to seek hit-and-run charges against the man.
According to the Highway Patrol, the man was the driver of a load vehicle that was driving behind another load vehicle in the area of Highway 2 and Coyote 2.
One man who was in the first vehicle, thought to be an illegal immigrant, either fell or jumped out of the vehicle. He was struck by the second vehicle and died.