SAN ANTONIO – A sport utility vehicle packed with at least 19 suspected illegal immigrants crashed after a high-speed chase with authorities, killing three immigrants and sending 12 others to hospitals.
The vehicle blew a tire and rolled several times, ejecting the occupants. At least two people fled on foot before being caught with the aid of a police helicopter, Trevino said. The driver was taken into custody and could be charged with capital murder, Trevino said.
San Antonio police could not say on Monday what started the chase. Natalia police did not return a phone message.