Plane crash kills television actor

Sunday, September 17, 2006

TOLUCA, Mexico -- Teen actor Pablo Santos, who starred in the television series "Greetings from Tucson," died after a small plane in which he was riding crashed in Mexico, a hospital official said Saturday.

The Piper Malibu crashed Friday just over a mile short of the runway in Toluca, some 35 miles west of Mexico City, according to the Mexico State Security Agency. Six other people were hospitalized.

Santos, 19, was taken to the Social Security Hospital, where he died Friday, hospital spokeswoman Irma Garcia Guardarrama said.

Santos starred as the son of a Mexican-American family portrayed in "Greetings from Tucson," which ran on the WB network from 2002 to 2003.

He had appeared in numerous episodes on other television programs, including "Boston Public," "Law & Order" and "American Family," as well as films such as "Sea of Dreams" and "Party Animalz."

Born in Monterrey, Santos moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was 12.

Officials were investigating the cause of the accident.

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