At least 10 illegal immigrants died and 20 were injured when a van rolled over along a Texas highway near the Mexican border.
“This is yet another example of the consequences of our out-of-control border under the current administration’s policies,” Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez told Breitbart Texas.
GRAPHIC: 10 Migrants Dead, 20 Injured in Smuggling Rollover Crash in Texas near Border https://t.co/IENl6rfGUD
— BreitbartTexas (@BreitbartTexas) August 4, 2021
“While this incident did not involve a police pursuit, our deputies, Texas DPS troopers, and Border Patrol agents are frequently forced to engage in pursuits where human smugglers recklessly flee from apprehension,” he added.
10 Dead And Multiple Injured In Texas After Migrant Van Crash pic.twitter.com/NVan5IIwgj
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 5, 2021
More than 30 people were crammed into one utility van according to the report. The single vehicle accident occurred when the driver lost control and struck a utility pole, flipping the van.
The report also noted the travelers included citizens from both Mexico and Guatemala.
The accident occurs as more than one million illegal immigrants have already crossed the southern border during the first six months of 2020. The growing numbers also increase the risks, leading to accident taking the lives of numerous victims.