Eight people killed in collision during police pursuit on U.S. Highway 277 near Del Rio, Texas

Modified Date: 
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 7:09am
Accident Date: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

8 immigrants killed when pickup crashes in Texas border city

DPS did not say why troopers were pursuing the truck. A spokesperson said the agency would release more details on the cause of the pursuit and the names of the victims later Tuesday.

Texas man charged in connection with deadly migrant crash

Sebastian Tovar, 24, of Austin, has been charged with “transporting illegal aliens resulting in death,” according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden. 

Texas Truck Driver Accused Of Transporting Migrants Illegally Indicted After Deadly Crash That Killed 8

The collision happened weeks after one of the deadliest highway crashes involving migrants entering the U.S. without permission and amid rising crossings along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Sebastian Tovar

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