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Eleven people are dead and 13 are injured after van flips


Eleven people are dead and 13 are injured after a Ford van carrying two dozen illegal migrants flips over in Texas while speeding

  • The Ford van was reportedly speeding when it crashed into a utility pole while coming off the Highway 281 in Encino on Wednesday afternoon
  • Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Nathan Brandley confirmed most of the passengers were undocumented immigrants
  • Brooks County Sheriff Urbino “Benny” Martinez confirmed that the driver died on the scene but that the body has not been identified
  • DPS is leading the investigation with assistance from the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office

Eleven people have been killed and 13 are injured after a van carrying illegal migrants flipped over in Texas.

The Ford van was reportedly speeding when it crashed into a utility pole while coming off the Highway 281 in Encino shortly after 4 pm on Wednesday afternoon. 

The vehicle was not being chased. It was top heavy and tipped after hitting a curb , according to authorities. 

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Nathan Brandley confirmed most of the passengers 24 were undocumented immigrants. 

Authorities have not identified the driver but confirmed that he died at the scene, Brooks County Sheriff Urbino “Benny” Martinez told My RGV News.  

DPS is leading the investigation with assistance from the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office. Traffic is currently being diverted around the scene of the crash. 

Encino is a small community of about 140 residents nearly 2 miles south of the Falfurrias Border Patrol three-lane traffic check point.  

The US Customs and Border Patrol Agency has not responded to DailyMail.com for a comment. 

This is a breaking news story, more details to follow. 

Eleven people have been killed and 13 are injured after a van carrying mostly undocumented immigrants crashed in Texas on Wednesday

The vehicle was not being chased but was reportedly speeding when it crashed into a pole off of Highway 281 in Encino, Texas

The vehicle was not being chased but was reportedly speeding when it crashed into a pole off of Highway 281 in Encino, Texas 

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