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4 migrants dead, 5 critically hurt in SUV rollover crash in Culberson County

VAN HORN, Texas -- Multiple fatalities and severe injuries were reported after an SUV carrying 15 undocumented migrants overturned along a highway in Culberson County about 5:30 a.m. on Friday.

Texas state troopers, Culberson County Sheriff's deputies and Customs and Border Protection agents all responded to the rollover crash scene along State Highway 54, about 24 miles north of Van Horn and one mile north of Blue Origin's gate.

Officials said four of the migrants were killed, while the 11 others were injured; five of the crash victims were flown to University Medical Center in El Paso in critical condition, according to a UMC spokesman.

Authorities said all 15 of the migrants were from Guatemala and between the ages of 20 to 25; Sheriff Oscar Carrillo said they were being smuggled and had been picked up for transport about an hour prior to the crash.

He added that the driver was apparently picked up by another vehicle traveling along with the SUV; that second vehicle fled the scene.

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said the cause of the crash was under investigation, but indicated that it didn't stem from any chase involving law enforcement. The sheriff said it appeared the driver may have lost control of the SUV along a curve in the road.

Jim Parker

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  1. biden and his dummies will probably want to get them paid for being injured due to the Border Patrol chasing them. I hope all the liberal’s out there are aware of how close they are to bread lines and 3rd world country living because it’s coming thanks to that puppet being lead around by his nose

    1. We were in food lines during the orange man’s term. Sleepy Joe and the Democrats are slowly but surely getting us out of that mess as they have since Herbert Hoover.

      1. Food lines during Trump Era? Youre an uninformed idiot. Under Trump shelves were well stocked, prices were low, products were abundant and delivered. Biden has ruined it all. LGBFJB!

        1. You didn’t see the food lines at the church on Campbell and Montana? It was the result of thousands losing their jobs during the pandemic that Trump ignored.

          1. Those food lines were caused by a fake pandemic orchestrated by the left. We should have never locked down.

      2. Food lines? It’s delusional Char Lie Dumbo with his fake news. There was plenty of food and gasoline was cheap under Trump nitwit. No double digit inflation either. The only real shortage I recall was toilet paper that nitwits were hoarding.

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