A vehicle carrying 14 people flipped during a chase involving Border Patrol agents in south Texas, News 4 San Antonio reported, killing at least five undocumented migrants.
Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said the SUV crashed off Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, according to News 4.
This SUV was packed with undocumented immigrants as it crashed trying to escape border patrol. 12 immigrants were ejected and four died on scene. More information coming soon. @KABBFOX29 @News4SA pic.twitter.com/DgRNX6sBZD— David Caltabiano (@DavidCaltabiano) June 17, 2018
Twelve people were ejected when the car crashed. Four died as a result and a fifth died at the hospital.
Five people were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center, including the driver, who is believed to be a U.S. citizen. Another passenger, who is also believed to be a U.S. citizen, is currently in custody, according to News 4.
Four more were transported to local hospitals, News 4 reported.
Footage of the scene showed a charred Chevrolet SUV and several law enforcement vehicles.
This is a breaking news story.