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5 dead as SUV being chased crashes in South Texas

5 dead as SUV being chased crashes in South Texas

Four people were killed at the scene and a fifth person died at a hospital in San Antonio, the sheriff said.

Authorities are investigating the scene where a auto full of undocumented immigrants being chased by Border Patrol agents crashed.

"We've seen this many, many times, in not only this county but other counties along the border", Boyd told CNN.

Some injured were taken by helicopter to San Antonio, about 90 miles northeast. Five people were transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center, including the driver who is believed to be a United States citizen.

Boyd said the vehicle, traveling around 100 miles per hour, ran off the road and struck gravel, tried to overcorrect, then rolled over on the highway.




The driver is now in custody with Homeland Security Investigations, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Local law enforcement were familiar with the driver, who was in the area last week to either pick up undocumented immigrants or the scout, the sheriff said.

The sheriff said he hadn't spoken to Border Patrol on the exact cause of the pursuit and nature of the crash.

Officials said four of the immigrants died in the crash, while nine others were injured. But along with that, there needs to be cameras. Several people were ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

Representatives for both U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Dimmit County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment. He said the pursuit was the result of "good police work", and gave his support for the construction of a border wall.

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