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Uncle, nephew charged in human smuggling crash that injured nine in West El Paso

Update: According to court documents newly obtained by ABC-7, Border Patrol agents saw two cars travelling in a caravan along Strauss Road. The agents started to follow the cars, which eventually turned onto Pete Domenici Highway in Santa Teresa, according to the court documents.

Agents stopped one of the cars at the Love's Travel Stop at 2401 Airport Road. Other agents continued to follow the other car, until it crashed near the intersection of Redd Road and South Desert Boulevard, hitting two other cars.

Officials identified the driver of the car involved in the crash as David Bojorquez. Court documents state Bojorquez ran away after the crash. DPS troopers worked with Border Patrol agents to arrest him soon after.

During questioning, Bojorquez reportedly told investigators that he worked with an unknown person in Mexico to pick up and transport migrants in El Paso. He was reportedly paid $500 a migrant.

The driver of the other car, identified as Andres Soriano, told investigators that he drove as a decoy for Bojorquez, who is his nephew.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) --- A human smuggling pursuit leads to a three vehicle crash in West El Paso. Leaving nine people injured, early Monday morning.

It happened at the intersection of South Desert and Redd Road. First responders received the call at 12:48 a.m.

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson, the pursuit began at Artcraft Rd, and South Desert Blvd. leading to a three-vehicle crash at Redd Road.

The driver of the car being pursued by the Texas Trooper ran away, but was eventually detained.

A total of six migrants were inside the vehicle, all sustaining minor injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries but a child in the car sustained serious injuries.

The child is currently in critical but stable condition.

The driver of the third vehicle suffered minor injuries.

This is a developing story.

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