EAGLE PASS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector’s Eagle Pass South Station apprehended a suspected human smuggler and four migrants after they crashed while attempting to evade arrest, June 28.
At 4:40 a.m., agents saw a Ford Fiesta, they believed was transporting undocumented migrants near El Indio Highway. The agents lost sight of the car and minutes later it was found on Main Street. Agents activated their emergency equipment to initiate a vehicle stop, and the driver, later identified as a 17-year-old lawful permanent resident of the United States, failed to stop. The teen lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a city light pole and private property fence at the intersection of East Main Street and Amistad Drive.READ MORE: Texas Officer Dies After Crash With 18-Wheeler While Responding To Emergency
The Border Patrol agents requested emergency medical service and provided aid to the driver and four passengers, all adult Guatemalan nationals. Once EMS arrived, the driver and two passengers were transported to a medical facility to be assessed for injuries.READ MORE: Padel Players Try Out For US National Team In Dallas
The driver and two passengers were medically cleared and released from the hospital.MORE NEWS: Over 250 Guns Surrendered To DeSoto Police During Saturday Event
All undocumented migrants will be processed in accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection guidelines.