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5 Dead, 12 Immigrants Ejected After Car Chase with Texas Border Patrol

Five undocumented immigrants were killed Sunday after a chase with Border Patrol Agents in Big Wells, Texas, according to NBC affiliate KABB-TV.

Posted: Jun. 17, 2018 2:40 PM
Updated: Jun. 17, 2018 4:47 PM

BIG WELLS, Texas - Five undocumented immigrants were killed Sunday after a chase with Border Patrol Agents in Big Wells, Texas, according to NBC affiliate KABB-TV.

Fourteen people were inside the car, 12 of them were ejected from the vehicle after traveling over 100 miles per hour before rolling over at noon on Highway 85, said the Dimmit County Sheriff's Office.

Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said “good police work” was the reason why deputies started pursuing the vehicle.

Four people died at the scene when it crashed and another one died at a local hospital.

The driver of the vehicle is believed to be a U.S. citizen.

Sheriff Boyd said there needs to be a wall built around the area because it’s a “real problem."

Big Wells, Texas is a town 60 miles away from the U.S. – Mexico border.

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