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11 migrants dead, 20 hurt as van flips over in Rio Grande Valley

ENCINO, Texas -- Eleven people were dead and roughly 20 others injured when an overloaded van carrying migrants crashed and flipped over in the Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

DPS Sgt. Nathan Brandley told ABC affiliate KRGV that the Ford van crashed into a metal utility pole about 4 p.m. while traveling at a high rate of speed along U.S. Highway 281 in Encino, which is about 50 miles north of McAllen.

The passengers in the van were undocumented immigrants, according to Brandley and Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez.

Authorities said the van wasn't being chased when it crashed; Martinez told ABC affiliate KTRK that the speeding van, designed to hold 15 passengers, was top-heavy and tipped over when the driver lost control on a curve.

Encino is a community of 140 residents located about two miles south of the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint.

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  1. The trumpites just can’t help it, can they? Continual losers. At least uvacowboy has some decency which is an uncommon trait among trumpites.

    1. Hey nitwit we didn’t cause the accident that killed them. Blame your buddy senile Joe for inviting them here, his DHS, his DOJ and the leftist Federal judges. The Judge caused the irreparable harm by being political.

  2. I who hires illegals? Farmers, Trump, white property that can’t talc care of their moms/fathers/children. Need I say more about these tax evaders?

    1. What are your achievements alberto? GED? Thrown out of the Navy? No meaningful career? Series of minimum wage jobs? Living in Section Eight, government subsidized housing? Banned from military installations? Collecting welfare? Shunned by your own family?

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