Law enforcement officials in Big Wells, Texas are investigating the scene of a car accident where a vehicle full of illegal immigrants crashed on Sunday after being chased by U.S. officials.
Local news affiliates reported that the vehicle was traveling at speeds of over 100 mph when the driver, who is believed to be a U.S. citizen, lost control of the vehicle, which was carrying 14 people.
News 4 San Antonio reports that 12 people were ejected from the vehicle, an action which resulted in at least four deaths. Five people were reportedly taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center while four others were taken to local area hospitals.
News 4 San Antonio reporter David Caltabiano told The Daily Wire that, according to Dimmit County Sheriffs Office, a fifth person has died from the accident.
At HWY 85/Big Wells. This SUV carrying fourteen crashes trying to escape border patrol. 12 undocumented immigrants ejected. Four died on scene. Waiting to hear from officials. @News4SA @KABBFOX29 pic.twitter.com/BpAo4TmvPp
— David Caltabiano (@DavidCaltabiano) June 17, 2018