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7 dead, 3 seriously hurt as car fleeing Border Patrol agents crashes in downtown El Paso

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EL PASO, Texas -- Seven people were killed and three others seriously injured after a vehicle trying to escape Border Patrol crashed into a semi-trailer parked outside a building early Thursday morning in downtown El Paso, authorities said.

The crash, believed to be one of the deadliest in El Paso history, happened at the intersection of Paisano Street and San Antonio Avenue about 2:15 a.m.

El Paso police Sgt. Robert Gomez confirmed there were a total of ten people in the four-door sedan-style compact car at the time it crashed into the semi-trailer, which was being used for storage and was anchored on concrete blocks.

The three survivors were hospitalized in serious but stable condition, according to police and fire officials.

No identities, ages or citizenship statuses were immediately available from authorities for any of those in the car. An investigator told ABC-7 that it was taking time to identify all the bodies and notify relatives - a process that wasn't expected to be completed until sometime Friday.

The crash happened after "U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Santa Teresa and El Paso Stations attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle fled and was subsequently involved in a motor vehicle accident with multiple fatalities," said a statement from Border Patrol.

Gomez indicated that the agents were trying to stop the car for a failure to yield violation, and he noted that stretch of Paisano Street is no stranger to traffic crashes.

"We do know that there are a lot of crashes here, as that curb is very sharp right after downhill from an overpass. A lot of people don't navigate that curb correctly — it is usually do to speed," he explained.

One similar crash occurred back in January, when police said a drunk driver carrying Ecuadorian nationals crashed his van into a pole at the same corner. One person was killed and three others hurt in that crash, which authorities said was a also the result of the driver trying to avoid Border Patrol during a chase.

Police had the area closed off throughout Thursday morning as they worked to investigate this latest crash and clear the scene of wreckage. That stretch of Paisano was finally reopened to motorists during the noon-hour.

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87 Comments

        1. I’m so happy to live rent free in yours too moron. Steve the LINO. Still brainwashed about Russia and Russian collusion? It was all a farce dolt. BTW – I ran off a Soviet (SMLM) dolt that probably looked like you from our SAM missile site in Germany back during the cold war. lmao.

          1. Fero2A, you’ve never outranked anyone. It’s evident fron your posts on this blog. You certainly don’t outrank anyone now

      1. Go back home Alberto. You don’t live in the Segundo Barrio or in an adobe house in the lower valley. You live in a section 8 apartment on Vista Del Sol. GO HOME ANDALE!

  1. I am so happy and content not to be REPUBLICAN. You all are the most vile and vicious people on earth. I really, really dislike your politics. Furthermore, I don’t care what or how you respond: all of you are a bunch of fruitcakes and nuts, very, very bigly hateful.

      1. Hello Alberto. You live in a section 8 apartment in El Paso not Austin. Another pipe dream of yours? lmao. Alberto’s schizo personalities talking to themselves. How nutty is that.

          1. coco nut, you are the fumes that are left after the roach is squashed. Not even a complete roach. Just the fumes you darn little coco-nut. Bless your little heart.

    1. You are vile and nasty. I hope to God that nothing bad ever happens to you, you would not be able to handle it. You have the mannerisms and thought process of a something close to a vacant brain.

        1. Just keep on going…you are in dire need of mental health help. Calling me a tranny does not rile me up. As usual, you are after all a republican, you have serious hang-ups of your own doing. Trannys have more nobility than you could ever hope for.

          1. caca care, and you are still here posting. Glutton for punishment I see. What no blm protest going on today? The central library is holding a first grade reading lesson today. Bus is free for you since you are mentally disabled.

          2. Blah blah blah coco-nut – no substance to your statements. Just more of your coco-nut rhetoric.

  2. Don’t know all the details yet but it might just be another one of the needless tragedies caused by our failed immigration policies or they could have been criminals trying to escape justice in their home countries. Its very sad either way.

    1. “or they could have been criminals trying to escape justice in their home countries”
      So mark wants these criminals trying to escape justice to come here? And its our failed immigration policies? Really?

          1. He is actually a closet Trump supporter with fake TDS and a wannabe Republican. He wants to be a hillbilly. Hee haw!

  3. I guess these illegals didn’t want to be part of the 95% that are immediately deported back to where they came from. Like alberto muerto’s hole in the canal.

  4. Nado/madmike/Fero/K1DPR/ and all the rest of their think alikes will get their turn one day and I can’t say I’ll be sad. You have no idea what these illegals are trying to escape. You bitch for a tax dollar when that’s exactly how you are fed. Rejoicing in time of tragedy is the lowest form of a human. Effin aholes! Retired pigs.

    1. FU man. Orange buffoon. Orange buffoon. Orange buffoon. Just stop. He is the best President we’ve had in a generation. Get over it. It’s the exact opposite of what you say. Trump supporters are VERY informed. We do our research. We know what we are talking about. We have to be. We are the victims of so much harrasment and hatred that we have to be informed and accurate. Our live are at stake otherwise. We aren’t sheep that just follow propaganda like leftist liberals like you. You must own a really good hanky because you drooll all over yourself listening to the MSM and Pelosi and Shumer and company. We don’t take our President for his word. We do research and confirm what is said. It’s not a coincidence that he’s right 95% of the time. He loves this country and what it stands for more than any President in decades.

          1. Shut up Maggot. You don’t impress me. Your long boring rhetoric is a regurgitation of last year’s news. Come up with some new cliches, you are tiresome.

          2. Best president?. Lol. For pedophiles and cheaters. Married an illegal. Brought her family over. Likes to grab your mom by her nasty twat. DONT EVALUATE PEOPLE FOR WHAT THEY SAY. EVALUATE HOW THEIR ACTIONS. He’s not a president. He’s a stupid ass scammer who doesn’t pay his bills and likes his daughter.

          3. You must be talking about sleepy Joe Biden. He loves smelling little girl’s hair. How sick is that? Go grab Cara’s nasty twat moron. She is in your schizo head so easy peasy.

  5. The bottom line is the whitees are headed to the back of the line! Lol. Can’t work! They too purdy. Lol. Caint lead their home….their wife’s do, Ain’t strong or athletic to play a sport… why they dont like sports!, And are too small to keep their wives happy. No wonder they like trump. Lol.

  6. RIP young people, despite the hate from the ditto- headed radical Right up in here. Always on the side of anyone in uniform be they right or wrong. Yes I’m calling out and faulting the US Border Patrol for this senseless high-speed.

      1. Feo thinks being against Police brutality is Cultural Appropriation. Newsflash, genius! BLM movement is all races,not just a few Black radicals. What’s the matter? Fox News edited out all the protesters who weren’t Black? Come on man! I thought you were smarter than that.

  7. In Feo’s mind listening to Rap music is Cultural Appropriation. Guess white people shouldn’t listen to Kendrick Lamar because he’ll sue for Cultural Appropriation. This is Crazy stuff!

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