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Border Pursuit Leaves at Least 5 Dead in Texas

An SUV pursued by border agents reportedly lost control while going more than 100 mph
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 17, 2018 5:00 PM CDT
A Customs and Border Patrol agent patrols the international border in an April 2018 file photo   (AP Photo/Matt York, file)

(Newser) – At least five people are dead and several others hurt as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas. Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd says the SUV went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting those inside. Texas Department of Public Safety officials say four were pronounced dead at the scene midday Sunday. A fifth person died at a hospital. Most of the occupants were believed to be living in the country without legal permission. Boyd tells San Antonio television station WOAI a driver and one passenger are believed to be US citizens. Both are in custody. Some injured were taken by helicopter to San Antonio, about 90 miles northeast. (Read more illegal immigration stories.)

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