Illegal Immigrants Injured in Duval County Accident - South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Illegal Immigrants Injured in Duval County Accident

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DUVAL COUNTY (Kiii News) -

It was a deadly Friday morning in Duval County, as a truck carrying at least seven illegal immigrants crashed around 4 a.m. at a ranch off State Highway 359.

Two were killed in the accident, and five were injured. One had to be sent to Spohn Memorial Hospital via HALO Flight. The others went to Alice Spohn Hospital.

According to Department of Public Safety Troopers, a Ford 350 pickup truck was carrying several illegal immigrants when it crashed, just southwest of Benavides. An unknown number of immigrants bailed from the vehicle after the accident and left the scene, leaving the others behind.

DPS officials said that the accident appeared to have been caused by a blowout in one of truck's front tires.