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Crash Kills 6, Injures 9 After Police Chase Undocumented Immigrants In Texas

Crash Kills 6, Injures 9 After Police Chase Undocumented Immigrants

A crash killed 6 people and injured 9 others in Texas after police chased a truck said to be crammed with undocumented immigrants.

Police said there were 15 people in the truck that slammed into a security barrier at a Navy facility in Texas. Ten people were in the truck’s cab while another five were under a tarp in the truck’s bed, said John Gagne, spokesman for Naval Air Station Kingsville.

The chase started late on Wednesday when the pickup sped past an officer at the base’s man gate, prompting a chase from police. Guards at the base put a pop-up barrier outside a second security post, and the GMC truck slammed into it at full speed, causing the crash the killed 6.

Police said that wasn’t the intention.

“That’s exactly what the barrier is designed to prevent,” Gagne said, referring to the driver’s behavior. “It’s quite possible this guy didn’t even know where he was.”

At close to 12:33 am, the Department of Public Safety was called to the scene of the crash. Officials said no one other than those in the truck were injured.

The 6 people killed all died instantly, authorities said, and the injured were taken to local hospitals by ambulance and air. The US Border Patrol classified the passengers as undocumented immigrants.

The front gate at the base was closed to all outgoing traffic after the crash. Another gate at Caesar Street was open to both incoming and outgoing traffic until further notice, authorities said.

It was the second high-speed chase in Texas within a matter of hours. Police said a crash that took place midday Thursday in Montague County may have been related to the killing of a Colorado prison chief 700 miles away earlier in the week.

Police said the driver of a Cadillac fired at police during and after the chase. He was shot by police and was said to be “legally deceased,” though he was being kept on a ventilator until his organs could be donated.

The names of the 6 people killed in the crash were not released.

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195 Responses to “Crash Kills 6, Injures 9 After Police Chase Undocumented Immigrants In Texas”

  1. Shawn Owen

    its just to bad the natives didn't have those for the boat loads of european scourge that invaded their country.

  2. Gail Lane

    Good 6 less mouths to feed in the horrible economy. And as for the rest send them back to where they belong. If you want in this country do it legally or get the hell out we are broke and tired of paying for your crap.

  3. Role Guy

    6 deceased undocumented illegal aliens (immigrants?) names not released by the police. Do they even have any names or positive ID? Not likely. Juan Does 1-6?

  4. Olivia Garza

    To all u people that have said these mean things remember they were one of our LORDS childern and he will judge u and give u your just reward my he forgive u on judgment day.

  5. Danielle Gonzales

    Wow..Such horrible people you are. I believe anyone coming here should do it right but your comments are so nasty. You don't have to be Christian or religeous at all to be a decent human. One day YOU will get "exactly what you deserve" all you yucky people. But yet again anytime there is a artilce about "illegal Aliens" from the border its like a free for all to all you crappy people to put your hatred out there…

  6. Angela Corsolini

    Maybe if they became citizens correctly, middle class TAX PAYING Americans who are basically low class now wouldn't have difficulties paying for their own medical/education bills while illegals get medical attention and education for FREE!!!!!

  7. Angela Corsolini

    meh, who cares about religion when it comes to born American's hard earned money being lost to morons who try to cheat the system

  8. Kiki la Chula

    I feel really bad for all the stupid comments,,,,,,,allen specially you i can see your future and its very sad, poor you i already see you burning is hell…Gail honey something really bad its coming to you.

  9. Matthew Kwiatkowski

    This nation's people have become so desensitized to death that they can dismiss human Life with.
    disgusting remarks. The same poor excuse for human beings that ran out and bought assault rifles the day after the Newtown chidrens massacre. Pathetic. And if you don't view this country as a wealthy nation, you are a greedy piece of crap.

  10. Danielle Gonzales

    Your right, I agree but this article is not about that. True they were killed doing something illegal but why does it always go in that direction for comments? Why do people have to be so nasty? We get sad hearing about disasters in other countries etc..but when it comes to this people find it an open door to express hatred and vulgar comments. Its 6 people dying. illegal or not they were human beings, probably had people that loved then just like you may have. Sometime people are no better than the people they belittle and treat with hatred.

  11. Angela Corsolini

    Lydia, when our ancestors came to this country it was done legally and was NOT taken for granted. Our ancestors were thoroughly inspected at whatever harbor they entered at and appreciated the country and the people in it.

  12. Angela Corsolini

    Danielle, that is why we don't care. It may sound horrible but if they did live, there goes six more people receiving free education, free healthcare, taking American's jobs and sending their earned money outside of the country. Mexican's are taking over our country negatively. As soon as they arrive they have children for free and receive free welfare and free food stamps so they can get a "out of jail" ticket and say NO I gave birth to children so I get to stay here!! That's enough cheating the system, this country is in huge crisis and debt and its going to get worse and worse. Thats why us Americans who fight to survive and afford life comfortably are bitter with how shitty our "free" country is becoming.

  13. Dan Jones

    The ancestors came over on the boat LEGALLY and then went threw the lines to freedom. They didn't come through a field with guns and drugs ILLEGALLY.

  14. Wayne Deja

    Don't know who is to blame for this tragedy, but do know this…It's a reason why the rest of the World no longer respects the USA the way they all used to do….

  15. Matthew Kwiatkowski

    It's hard to believe that imbeciles don't realize that the top wealthiest of this country who put these undocumenteds to work and house their own money in offshore accounts to EVADE TAXES, are ruining this country. NOT people who come here to work. WHY do you think the middle class is being squeezed to death? MORE tax breaks for the rich and the corporations. you want to bitch and whine, bitch about our govt. subsidizing Big OIL!

  16. Matthew Kwiatkowski

    I'd rather share my country with hard working, family oriented, God loving people than Hate filled Bigots any day.

  17. Diana Winters

    Angela Corsolini Our ancestors also found work and saved for "the American dream" Nothing was handed to them

  18. Lora Colla

    Our ancestors came on a boat not thru tunnels or speeding vehicles eluding guards. They were also glad to be here and speak english-enough said

  19. Lora Colla

    Hey – at least our ancestors brought good food to this country that we enjoy today. Spaghetti has it all over tacos

  20. Rhonda Williams

    I don't like all the illegals being here, but I think your remark is completely thoughtless.

  21. Lora Colla

    It is terrible to be so mean but we are just sick to death of taking care of the illegals-the children they have when they come here-their education-medical-food—–everything that we have worked for and our children do no deserve what illegals are taking from us now and in the future-PATHETIC

  22. Lornette Branche

    I wish the American Indians had chased these so call European Americans to death when they first came to America illegially and stole this country from the Indians.

  23. Lora Colla

    Danielle-Go back where your last name is from and leave us and our families to the nice life we had before the illegals came and upset it. We do not want to take care of all the people coming here to be taken care of because we have our own people to take care of-the ones born here legally. Mexicans are bankrupting our country

  24. Julie Vanderloop

    mostly hateful, not stupid. (that would be you). hate illegals taking our money, not paying taxes. getting free everything. oh wait…… uno dose trese, guadala who the hell gives ashit oh YOU

  25. Jeff Johnson

    why can't we allow anyone that wants to work in the US -LEGALLY? Get a visa, pay the fee, renew it every 6 months, have them pay taxes, back ground checks etc. And why is it OK to grant citizenship to people that break the law by coming to the US illegally? Do you really think that they will respect the laws of the US? Or care about the country!

    Now I realize the desire the poor mexicans and other latinos have to come to the USA and many of the ones I have met are really just coming here for work and are pretty nice people. But how do you stop the few criminals and bad ones from coming here when you can't stop most of them? So why not shut down the borders and throw out illegals and at the same time allow those that want to come here to work -come here to work in a controlled manner. Charge them the $250 fee and a $100 renewal, get a background check, and have the requirement that they have a job. If they want to apply for citizenship that's fine, but it is very insulting to those that have gone through the difficult process to have others mocking the system and breaking the law just let in because it is easier or because they will vote for a specific candidate.

    Finally, it is very sad that these people died. I don't know the circumstances but do know they are threatening the lives of american citizens with their actions. This alone should be an alarm to the president and the US government that they are wrong by allowing illegals into the country as they have and are damaging american citizens lives and property and way of life.

    There is another option for the latinos living south of the border, they could change their governments. Mexico is extremely wealthy, but that wealth is in only a few peoples hands. There are more billionaires in Mexico then in Europe, crazy isn't it. The corruption stops any fair and legal process in Mexico and the drugs and illegal activity feed the corruption. Maybe the US should invade Mexico and fix that country instead of trying (and failing) to fix and install a democracy in Afghanistan.

  26. Julie Vanderloop

    karen, i would rather be disgusting than an uninformed fool!!! you must be friends with "lydiot" valdez!! who is probably living off of our taxes!!!

  27. Pamela Johnson

    it's the politicians who let this go on for decades, now are catering to all the Mexicans who have voting power, who have no guts to change laws that encourage illegal immigration. This is tragic, no doubt, terrible for everyone, but we'll see no changes because the politicians won't really move to close borders. BTW, about ten years ago we were at an intersection where a stolen truck full of illegals being pursued by police plowed into some other cars at the intersection and six people died there that day. So, so sad.

  28. Black Sesame Seeds

    Julie Vanderloop …you work as a nurse. Years ago, I would have thought that someone who would choose that profession had compassion and the ability to empathize with others. But, as I have learned lately (and, of course, from your comment above), these days, it's anyone who wants a paycheck. Keep playing Candy Crush Saga on facebook. One day you'll get past Level 1.

    And maybe there is still time for you to change. Hope your 40th birthday was a blast. Tell your engineer husband I said "hi".

  29. Vaclav Cafourek

    watch your dirty mouth !!!!!!!!!!!!!!our Family waited 2 years in AUSTRIA,in Refugee Camp,to come to USA legally,so be carefoul what U typing !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Elizabeth Lyman

    This is insane! I just heard about this story this morning because I live just 45 minutes from Kingsville, TX. It makes me sick to my stomach because if that guy had just stopped instead of running from law enforcement, those people would still be alive today. Poor choice by the driver.

  31. Amy Lewinson

    Some of you people are fucking disgusting.. How could you be so cold? Regardless of their immigration status, they were people..

  32. Nina DeJohn

    It's so sad that we live in such a Loveless world. That's why the world is the way it is, people just don't have love in them anymore. And then it's only going to get worse, because those people teach ther children to hate as well. Too sad. That's my opinion and I am intitled to it, just like everyone else is intitled to there's. But why the hate, that's what I don't understand? I'm sure the haters will say something hateful about this post. But it does not matter, because I won't be reading anymore of this anyway.

  33. Glen Wisneski

    That's right….legally. i.e.- Not running from the law, but embracing it.

  34. John Jusko

    This is a wake up call for the borderpatrol and its only going to get 300x worse as the years go by.
    Thank god for the navy who had to stop this.

  35. Ruthie Bower

    Our ancestors stopped at Ellis Island, followed the rules, learned english and created a Great Country. Mexicans are slithering through the cracks in the fence like cockroaches. Any questions?

  36. Jim Gray

    I can hear them now, hey watch this , as they pushed the button to raise the barrier.How could they not know that this would kill them.how far away was the truck when they raised it up?
    cops KILL…its a new sport here in the states.

  37. Jim Gray

    you need to get over what happened 200 years ago , 200 years ago a wife was property too.so is that okay with you too? Lets just obey the laws that were in effect 200 years ago .Lydia open your home and feed them all,,

  38. Steve Florez

    to right crappy comments has nothing to do with being christian people. me personally I don't believe there a god. but these people are human beings and deserve the respect that any person deserves regardless of race color or nasality.after reading the comments on here it makes me so unproud to be apart of the USA. a nation of thoughtless selfish people.

  39. In the desert by the sea

    For all the sympathizers out there, how do you know the came here "just to work". Chances are they didn't. They likely came because they think they can steal or find something for nothing. Sorry to tell ya, but if they were honest, law abiding, upstanding folks they might would have considered applying for citizenship the correct way, instead of paying a coyote to rush them over the border. That guy took their money then slammed them into the barrier, but he could have just as well slammed them into a family of 4 comming back from the ballgame, and killed them all as well. Lucky he didn't kill someone else on the highway. These illegals , if they were smart would never have run , but instead have pulled over and been taken into custody, and in a few weeks or so been given a court date and let go since they were OTM(other than mexican). Likely they would never have even been deported , since 90 % never show up for these court hearings, but been allowed to simply disappear amongst the millions already here. Not only are they dumb, they are stupid!

  40. Aaron Rodriguez

    Julie Vanderloop you're the problem with America. A frigid moron who crows on tragedy. This event that took the lifes of 6 people! It isnt something to be glad about regardless if you're anti-immigration or not. The fact people DIED makes this horrible.

  41. Tina Black

    lora I agree with you! BUT we have allowed this for years should have done something earlier, but no, what did most of you do, you hired them for cheaper wages hell yes I will say this we created the dam problem, we saw dollar signs, fired a hell of a lot of union workers so you could save money a lot of them were even paid under the table so you could cheat on your taxes, they brought there babies with them you thought they were cute mama an daddy are now older kids canet get a job or a higher education cause you paid there parents cheap wages, and now there on the streets createing problems and you wonder why, make them legal let them get a education, drivers lic and see how the world will change they will pay taxes get medical care and all will be well you get my point I'm so mad now I canet even think straight don't blame the mexicans for the problems you made and yes I'm white so don't think a mexican wrote this you all need to face what you done, think like this they will now pay taxes fees from the dmv, insurance for there cars, see how much money you make do the math, give them the same rights as us and we will be just fine.

  42. S.l. Edwards

    Amy, did you even read the part where someone in the truck was firing at the police officers? I don't feel any joy in these people dying, but they brought it on themselves when they decided to illegally enter the country and then start firing at law enforcement officials.

  43. S.l. Edwards

    I noticed that the media is starting to use the term 'undocumented immigrants' versus illegal aliens. Wouldn't want to hurt any feelings now would we? How pathetic.

  44. Stephanie Archer

    I have never seen such ignorant comments on a post. What would your ancestors think? I'm an immigrant from central America, came to this country at the age of 1. I have 2 degrees and worked as a teacher for 5 years. We want the same things your ancestors want, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These immigrants are hard workers and typically do jobs that most natural born americans don't want to do. Theyre children end up in schools, like the one I taught in, and our very successful. Again, I just canr belive the ignorance. The fact that the lady below said her ancestors brought food is the stupidest thing I've heard all year, the indians were fine without you, and even before your ancestors killed them off with guns, they killed half of them with disease.

  45. Stephanie Archer

    I have never seen such ignorant comments on a post. What would your ancestors think? I'm an immigrant from central America, came to this country at the age of 1. I have 2 degrees and worked as a teacher for 5 years. We want the same things your ancestors want, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These immigrants are hard workers and typically do jobs that most natural born americans don't want to do. Theyre children end up in schools, like the one I taught in, and our very successful. Again, I just canr belive the ignorance. The fact that the lady below said her ancestors brought food is the stupidest thing I've heard all year, the indians were fine without you, and even before your ancestors killed them off with guns, they killed half of them with disease.

  46. Jane Richey

    Personally, I think they should tear down that wall! Forget about "guarding" the border…how caveman. These people are good people that are willing to work. They do jobs that we "legals" would never consider. Want to work picking vegetables all day. Stand on your feet in a refrigerator plucking and gutting chickens? Work all day in a carpet mill, where the conditions are horrid. No. They risk their lives to come here, because there is no way to make a living where they are. They do not have electricity, most of them, or running water. They are grateful. Never complain and smile all the time. They want to live here……I do not blame them. I know a girl from South Africa…beautiful model, that tried to become a "legal". Several tests, waiting and the expense was more than she could bare. A loss to the USA. If we had more people that would work, we could keep more jobs in the USA. We have to get real leaders in office. We need to kill welfare…..period. Only people that pay taxes should be able to vote. They are the ones working for the money and should have the last say in how it is spent. So much money is wasted in this country. Tear down that wall!

  47. Sarah Sams

    Oh well guess you should't be trying to break into our country in order to steal our jobs and suck up of the welfare system.

  48. Tony Montanas

    6 persons lost a life…… you all out here making fun of death persons.
    damn computer trolls. get a life.
    matter fact swim back to europe……this is "aztlan" google that damn retards!

  49. Sarah Sams

    seems to me everyone who has a problem with the legal citizens making comments supporting what happened are of some latino, spanish or hispanic back ground.

  50. Pete Utley

    well, I must put my comment in here. first of all, the mexicans are some of the hardest working people I have ever known…. they will work jobs that our meth smoking lazy welfare drawing americans wont work…….granted not all are perfect, nor is all americans. I feel for them that were killed. god loves them just as he does us….i used to del. alot of freight to laredo tx. that went across the boarder every week.. and I made friends with alot of them folks…..they were legal most of them, and some were here on a work permit……allen, and whoever said they got what they deserved, what if this accident happened in one of your neighborhoods and one of your children were hit and killed or maybe your whole family,,,,,, how would you feel then? satan has filled your hearts with hatred for people you don't even know…….thank goodness the poor black man gets a break this time………….god bless you folks, and try to stop hating……….

  51. Alex Bibb

    OMG where did you find this mess! Moreover, where do these people come from?!?!?! "At least our ancestors brought food…I'd rather take spaghetti over tacos" I give them the "Spanish" finger wave

  52. Shane Jordan

    Julie is just a troller. Get out of your mama's basement and get a life.

  53. Alex Bibb

    wow Lora you are one special person. May the good lord bless your soul because you will need. "our ancestors brought good food" OMG Bless your sweet heart. You tried honey boo boo

  54. Rosie Vega

    i hope you fall off a 15 story building…just enough height so you can feel yourself coming to your end….

  55. Rosie Vega

    Julie Vanderloop i hope you fall off a 15 story building…just enough height so you can feel yourself coming to your end….

  56. Rosie Vega

    i hope you fall off a 15 story building…just enough height so you can feel yourself coming to your end….show your face so i can spit at you..

  57. Rosie Vega

    i hope you fall off a 15 story building…just enough height so you can feel yourself coming to your end….show your face so i can spit at you..

  58. Jen Brax

    Lydia Valdez: The difference between ancestors from Europe is they wanted to come to this country and LIVE here and make it the great country it is, not reap all the benefits and suck healthcare and social security dry and take back to their country of origin….

  59. Jen Brax

    Lydia Valdez: The difference between ancestors from Europe is they wanted to come to this country and LIVE here and make it the great country it is, not reap all the benefits and suck healthcare and social security dry and take back to their country of origin….

  60. Jay Lopez

    SHEPARD AND VANDERLOOP YOU BOTH ARE PIECES OF SHIT HOW CAN YOU BE GLAD PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES THEIR IMMIGRATION STATUS DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT THEY ARE STILL HUMAN YOU CALLOUS TRAILER TRASH. GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE WITH YOUR HATEFUL WAYS GO FUCK YOURSELVES MAYBE THAT WOULD MAKE YOU HAPPY

  61. Freddy Santana

    how did you know they were going to live off of u? stupid bitch spanish people work harder then your little white ass will ever work

  62. Jay Lopez

    GAIL LANE IS IT THE FACT THAT YOUR ARE UGLY AS FUCK THAT MAKES YOU SUCH A HORRIBLE PERSON? THEY WERE HUMANS YOU STUPID CUNT DOESN'T MATTER IF THEY ARE HERE ILLEGALLY YOU STUPUD IGNORANT TRAILER TRASH THEY ARE STILL HUMANS.

  63. Jay Lopez

    VANDERLOOP TAKE YOUR STUPID RETARDED AZZ AND JUMP OFF A CLIFF YOU STUPID CUNT

  64. Rosie Vega

    It's a shame…I favor legal immigration and it would be great that people came to the states the legal way. But that is in a perfect world. And lot of you posting here seem happy that people have died. You're right to say they shouldn't be here but to sing praise that someone died…you are all sick ba5tards!

  65. Alisha Anne Douzart

    If they had, Shawn, you wouldn't have the freedom of speech to post your ranting garbage.

  66. Dan Rhys

    Lydia Valdez There were no laws in place on illegal entrance into the US when Europeans came over.

  67. Dan Rhys

    Lydia Valdez There were no laws in place on illegal entrance into the US when Europeans came over.

  68. Dan Rhys

    There was no "country" then. It was bands of people warring against each other, sometimes even helping whites kill rival tribes.

  69. Alisha Anne Douzart

    If you are lucky enough to cross the border of another country illegally, you'll be lucky if you get to live afterwards. They don't tolerate that, and we shouldn't either. It puts a strain on our economy and our resources. There's no balance at all. If you provide enough for "X" amount of people but you have 1 million+, then your sucking up more resources than is what's provided. Demand increases, prices go up, and then comes inflation.

  70. Alisha Anne Douzart

    If you are lucky enough to cross the border of another country illegally, you'll be lucky if you get to live afterwards. They don't tolerate that, and we shouldn't either. It puts a strain on our economy and our resources. There's no balance at all. If you provide enough for "X" amount of people but you have 1 million+, then your sucking up more resources than is what's provided. Demand increases, prices go up, and then comes inflation.

  71. Freddy Santana

    im a legal citizen i was born here you dumb bitch sarah sams. If they came illegaly then thats not good, but they dont deserve to die you ugly bitch

  72. Freddy Santana

    im a legal citizen i was born here you dumb bitch sarah sams. If they came illegaly then thats not good, but they dont deserve to die you ugly bitch

  73. Freddy Santana

    Sarah Sams i am a legal citizen of the U.S. and even if they were coming here illegally, they certaintly didnt deserve to die. They were still human you piece of shit.

  74. Rebecca M. Richardson

    Yeah Freddy, if you go to another country illegally you should expect to die, or even worse. Look what happened when some American hikers accidentally stepped foot in Iran. What would happen if you illegally entered the Soviet Union, or North Korea? As you well know, millions of people come here illegally and not only are they not killed or imprisoned, or deported, they're fed, educated, and are given free health care. So quit acting like the big bad USA is mass murdering illegal foreign nationals. That's less than .00001% of the illegal's in this country. And careful that you don't enter Mexico illegally or accidentally drive into Mexico with a gun in your vehicle, you'll be improsoned with none of the due process that our government provides to illegals who arrested in our country.

  75. Bret Van Arsdale

    all you liberal bastards that enjoy paying for these parasites to make a living, so be it, All you Obama loving fidiots need to go to Mexico and live with these gypsies and theiving bastards.

  76. Frances Miller Baldwin

    Lydia Valdez : Uh, I don't believe there were immigration laws back then, so obey the laws that we have now! GET LEGAL BEFORE COMING ACROSS THE BORDER !!!!!!!

  77. Frances Miller Baldwin

    And you can't even see your face on yours! So what are you hiding?

  78. Jonathan Marmolejo

    If ever one of your grandkids have a car accident .. ill say the same thing as you.. Serves them rigth for having a grandfather like you Hoorah!!!

  79. Danielle Gonzales

    Well Lora, I am from the USA so are about 4-5 generations….It was technically your people that invaded it….I am proud of the Mexican American I am as well as the English, French That I am as well. You are a very sad person. Educate yourself.

  80. Danielle Gonzales

    Lafferty Gary If you also would educate yourself then you would learn that more Mexicans /hispanics vote Republican…….Former President Bush nephew is half Mexican and also an aspiring politician. His mother is straight from Mexico. You all are some amazing fun loving people. I bet in an apocolypse you would eat your young.

  81. Danielle Gonzales

    Lora Colla Oh and by the way not that it matters to me but my last name is from Barcelona Spain where my Great, Great, Great grandparents came from. Probably makes no difference to ignorant people like you.