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Crash kills two illegal immigrants
Wilson County NewsApril 25, 2012 | 1,665 views | 2 comments
KARNES CITY -- Two illegal immigrants from Mexico are dead, following an April 21 wreck approximately 8 miles east of here on F.M. 792, according to Sgt. J. Ryan Christian of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol.
Christian said the preliminary investigation has revealed that at approximately 4:15 a.m., a 2003 Ford Expedition was traveling northbound on F.M. 792 when the vehicle struck a pothole in the roadway. This caused the driver to lose control, Christian said. The sport-utility vehicle skidded into a bar ditch and then overturned, causing “numerous” passengers to be ejected.
Troopers were able to confirm that 17 illegal immigrants from various Latin American countries were traveling in the vehicle. The survivors were treated at Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy and University Hospital and the San Antonio Military Medical Center, both in San Antonio, before being placed in the custody of agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Christian said officials are working with the Mexican Consulate to notify the families of the deceased.
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