Second Deadly Human Smuggling Incident in South Texas This Week
It has happened again! According to the Laredo Morning Times, another smuggling tragedy has occurred in South Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation has confirmed four people are dead and three are in critical condition. Troopers said the driver evaded law enforcement and crashed into an 18-wheeler. Two of the victims are men from Guatemala and a third victim is a man for Mexico. The fourth victim has not been determined, and the next of kin is pending.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection have released a statement about the tragedy. “On Thursday, June 30 a vehicle traveling north of Laredo failed to yield to U.S. Border Patrol agents and later crashed, resulting in multiple fatalities and injuries. The incident remains under investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Homeland Security Investigations,”
This happens just days after the horrific discovery of an 18-wheeler in San Antonio that has claimed over 50 immigrant lives. The 18-wheeler had women and some children who came from countries including Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The cause of death was from the extreme heat inside the truck, which did not have any working cooling system on a day when temperatures topped 100 degrees. The Survivors are still being treated in local hospitals. This is a horrible trend that is happening. Our prayers go out the all the affected families and loved ones of all these victims.
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