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Driver in Texas deadly human smuggling case has Kentucky ties

James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, center, was escorted out of the federal courthouse following a hearing, Monday in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of multiple people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer.
James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, center, was escorted out of the federal courthouse following a hearing, Monday in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of multiple people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer. AP

The San Antonio Express-News has reported that the truck driver accused of illegally transporting dozens of immigrants into the U.S. — which resulted in 10 deaths — has a Louisville address.

WLKY-TV reports on its website that James Matthew Bradley Jr., 60, most recently had a Louisville address as did his girlfriend.

Bradley's trailer was full of immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio. Eight were found dead in the truck and two more died later in hospitals.

The driver's girlfriend has told the media that Bradley did not know the trailer was packed full of immigrants as it sat in sweltering heat.

The charges Bradley now faces could lead to the death penalty, WLKY reported. The driver will be in court Thursday and he reportedly has a criminal history.

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