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Thursday, November 9, 2023

8 Dead In Crash After Police Chased A Suspected Human Smuggler, Texas Officials Say

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

This image provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, shows mangled vehicles at the scene of crash, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, near Batesville, Texas. Eight people died in a South Texas car crash Wednesday while police chased a driver suspected of smuggling migrants, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

Eight people died Wednesday when the driver of a car suspected of carrying smuggled migrants fled police and smashed into an oncoming vehicle on a South Texas highway.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. when the driver of 2009 Honda Civic hauling migrants and trying to outrun deputies from the Zavala County Sheriff's Office tried to pass semi truck on a two-lane road, the state Department of Public Safety said. The Civic collided with a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox.

The driver and five passengers in the Civic died, DPS said.

It is the latest deadly vehicle crash involving migrants, marking the highest death toll since 13 people died in a collision in remote Holtville, California, in March 2021.

A slew of deaths led the Border Patrol to restrict vehicle chases earlier this year.

The policy announced in January stops short of prohibiting pursuits but, according to CBP, "provides a clear framework for weighing the risks of conducting pursuits, such as the dangers they present to the public, against the law enforcement benefit or need."

Local law enforcement agencies have been involved in fatal crashes as well in recent years. In June 2022, four migrants were killed in a smuggling attempt following a police chase in the South Texas city of Encinal.

Texas DPS officers have confirmed that multiple deceased passengers are from Honduras, Texas DPS spokesman Christopher Olivarez said in a statement. Two people in the Equinox also died, he said. They were from Georgia.

Identities of those killed will be released to their families first, Olivarez said.

Batesville, Texas



  1. Replies
    1. Your right man @935 thanks for your sincerity

  2. Dont chase them just shoot them with assault rifles to make sure everyone gets hit.

  3. I’ve got a great great idea which would be to pursue migrants being smuggled at speeds of over 100 miles an hour so that for a petty crime we end up killing 10 people or so… An excellent strategy for our BP hit men who’s priority? I’ll remind everyone is to protect and serve and keep the public safe and keep them safe even if they’re committing a misdemeanor crime well done authorities once again, you’ve made a mountain out of a mole hill.

  4. What happened to following and investigating? What will chasing 6 people accomplish? Ohh yeah the death of 2 completely innocent ones. For what a gold star. Some one should tell the Border agents they can blow there captains without arrest.


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