CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) According to the Department of Public Safety, twelve people are dead following a one-vehicle crash on Highway 59, about 10 miles South of Golliad. Eleven were pronounced dead on the scene. One died at the hospital. At least twelve others were transported to area hospitals. The passengers are believed to be illegal immigrants. ICE and Border Patrol agents are assisting in the investigation.
The crash happened around 7 PM Sunday night. DPS Troopers say the driver of a white Ford F-250 veered off the highway and crashed into a tree. The vehicle was headed northbound. Officials expect that portion of Highway 59 to be closed for several hours.