Por lo menos 10 personas murieron y más de una docena resultaron heridas después de una camioneta sobrecargada que transportaba al menos 25 passengers crashed on a remote south Texas highway.
Authorities said the crash happened shortly after 4pm on Wednesday on US 281 in Encino, Texas, sobre 50 millas (80km) north of McAllen. The Brooks county sheriff, Urbino Martinez, said the van, designed to hold 15 pasajeros, was top-heavy and had tipped over when the driver lost control on a curve.
Sgt Nathan Brandley of the Texas department of public safety said the passenger van was traveling too fast and hit a utility pole before ramming into a stop sign. The vehicle was not involved in a pursuit, Brandley said.
Martinez said he believed most of the passengers were migrants. The driver was among the dead, la sheriff said.
The crash comes meses despues 13 people were killed when an SUV packed with 25 migrants collided with a semi-truck in Holtville, California, near the US-Mexico border.
Encino is a community of about 140 residents about 2 miles south of the Falfurrias border patrol checkpoint.