Sunday, November 24, 2013

The hidden collateral damage of poor border enforcement

5 dead after vehicle wreck in Falfurrias


FALFURRIAS - Five people were killed Saturday night after the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a tree while trying to flee from police, authorities said. 
The wreck happened after 7 p.m. Saturday in Falfurrias, said a local law enforcement official not authorized to speak about the investigation. 
Falfurrias police is leading the accident investigation. Officials there did not immediately return requests for comment Sunday morning. 
More than 10 people were inside the vehicle when it crashed, the official said. 
The driver, about 20 years old, was not suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but could face criminal charges, the official said. 
Authorities believe the passengers may be undocumented immigrants. Similar wrecks have occurred across South Texas, where people are overloaded in vehicles that have wrecked. 
Those injured were transported to area hospitals in Kingsville and elsewhere. 
A dispatcher said more information would be disclosed on Monday.

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