At least 5 die when SUV crashes during chase

At least 5 die when SUV crashes during chase

He said a Border Patrol agent initiated the pursuit before a unit for the sheriff's office took over.

Four people died at the scene when it crashed and another one died at a local hospital.

Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told the outlet another five passengers were rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center for emergency care.

Four were pronounced dead at the scene and another later in the hospital, Boyd said.

A heavily damaged SUV is seen on Texas Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, after crashing while carrying more than a dozen people fleeing from Border Patrol agents, Sunday, June 17. There were 14 people in the Suburban, including the driver, according to the department.

He added: 'This is a ideal example of why our borders need to be secure'.

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He said the driver, whose name was not immediately released, was known to police as a human smuggler.

Some injured were taken by helicopter to San Antonio, about 90 miles (144.83 kilometers) northeast.

He said his deputies are often involved in chases pursuing people suspected of smuggling undocumented immigrants and drugs. The passenger in the front seat is reportedly in police custody.

The sheriff said he didn't know where the immigrants were from but said most migrants who travel through the area are from Central America or Mexico.

Footage of the crash showed four bodies on the ground, the charred Chevrolet and several Border Patrol vehicles at the scene, Fox 29 reported.

Boyd said there needs to be a wall built because this is a "real problem" in the area.

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