At Least 4 Feared Dead in Texas Border Crash

At Least 4 Feared Dead in Texas Border Crash

At Least 4 Feared Dead in Texas Border Crash

A hot pursuit by US Border Control and a Texas county sheriff has resulted in five deaths, after an SUV carrying illegal migrants flipped over, sending passengers up in the air and flying out of the vehicle.

Both sides of Highway 85 were closed for several hours.

According to the criminal complaint, the 2013 Tahoe yielded while the other two led Border Patrol agents and Dimmit County Sheriff's deputies on high speed chases.

Sunday's crash came almost a week after more than 50 immigrants were found inside a refrigerated tractor-trailer Monday in San Antonio.

Some of the victims were flown by helicopter to San Antonio for medical treatment, local media said.

During the chase, the driver of the 2007 Suburban, 20-year-old Jorge Luis Monsivais Jr. of Eagle Pass, Texas, crashed his SUV as he entered the town of Big Wells, Texas.

Of the 23 illegal aliens involved in this scheme, 21 are Mexican nationals and two are Honduran nationals.

Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico said the location was a former hospital converted into living quarters for children, with rooms divided by age group.

The incident happened on Sunday, June 17, after Border Patrol agents became suspicious of three vehicles-a 2013 Tahoe, a 2007 Suburban, and a 2008 Tahoe-traveling in a convoy between El Indio and Carrizo Springs, Texas, the statement said.

The passenger, also believed to be a US citizen, is now in custody. The driver was arrested by US authorities, KSAT reported, citing unnamed officials. There were 14 people in the vehicle. The agent stopped one of the vehicles and radioed in a description of the other two and another border patrol agent stopped another vehicle that was part of the suspicious convoy, according to the statement.

The Border Patrol told the publication that it is cooperating with a tribal investigation, but did not say whether it was conducting an internal investigation. "We dealt with him last week", Boyd said.

"I think we need a wall, in my opinion", Boyd said in an interview after the deadly crash.

The 37-second video starts with the cameraman running across a dirt road that the vehicle starts to drive on.

"I would reference you to the care provided not just by the Department of Homeland Security but by the department by Health and Human Services when they get to HHS", she said. "My mummy says that I'll go with my aunt. and that she'll come to pick me up there as quickly as possible".

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