MINNEAPOLIS (KMHL) – A woman who served time for killing four students in a deadly bus crash near Cottonwood has been recently arrested in Minnesota again.
According to a report from FOX 9, Olga Franco del Cid was arrested at her Inver Grove Heights home Tuesday just three years after she was deported back to Guatemala.
The report notes that Franco was released to ICE officials Wednesday morning.
Franco, 35, served eight years in prison on the four counts of criminal vehicular manslaughter. She was released in May 2016 and deported back to Guatemala.
She claimed her boyfriend was driving the van that ran a stop sign on Lyon County Road 24 and collided with the school bus on February 18, 2008.
Franco was in the U.S. illegally and did not have a drivers’ license at the time of the crash. At the time of the crash, authorities said she was the only person discovered in the vehicle. She eventually accepted a guilty plea.
Jesse Javens, 13, his younger brother Hunter Javens, 9, Emilee Olson, 9 of Cottonwood and Reed Stevens, 12, of Marshall were killed in the crash. The four were among 28 students on the bus at the time of the accident. Several others were injured.
The crash rocked the Lakeview School District, a district of less than 600 students at the time of the accident.