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Viejas teacher, student killed in separate car crashes

A teacher and his former student were killed in two separate car crashes on the Viejas Reservation in California.

Fernando Garcia, 20, died in a head-on crash with a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle at about 10:40pm on Sunday night. Less than an hour later, Robert LaChappa, 12, suffered a broken neck k when his mother's car was rear-ended. He died yesterday morning.

Garcia was Robert's tutor at the Viejas Indian School. They were not tribal members but spent their entire lives on the reservation.

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Viejas tribe mourns victims of 2 crashes (The San Diego Union-Tribune 4/5)