Driver charged in Pierce Corcoran traffic death back in ICE custody

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A spokesperson with Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the man charged in connection with the traffic crash that killed the son of a Knoxville fire captain has made bond and is back in ICE custody.

ICE spokesperson Brian Cox told WATE 6 On Your Side that Franco Francisco-Eduardo, 44, has been placed back into their custody. He will be held in Cobb County, Georgia.

Francisco-Eduardo is charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of Pierce Corcoran, son of Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran.

Prosecutors say Francisco-Eduardo is in the United States illegally.

According to the investigation, a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling north on Chapman Highway on December 29 when it crossed into the southbound lanes of traffic striking a Honda Civic that was traveling south on Chapman Highway, which resulted in a chain reaction crash.

Corcoran was killed in the crash while his passenger suffered injuries.

Francisco-Eduardo’s case was bound to the grand jury two weeks ago.

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