Police in Texas have confirmed that six migrants who had crossed the U.S. border illegally from Mexico were killed and five others were critically injured when their SUV crashed into a ditch.
Authorities say police had earlier tried to stop the vehicle for speeding but lost sight of it as it drove off into a brushy area. Several hours later, they received a 911 call from resident who reported that an injured man showed up at her door needing help. Officers searched the area and found the wrecked SUV in a drainage ditch.
Six people were dead, five were critically injured and three others suffered minor injuries. Authorities say the migrants were from El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. (KRIS-TV)
- Authorities say this is a classic example of human trafficking.
- A year ago, five people were killed when an SUV carrying 14 migrants crashed.
- In 2012, 15 migrants who were stuffed into an SUV were killed in a crash near Houston.