POSTED: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 8:48am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 10:34am
KLEBERG COUNTY, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — The Department of Public Safety responded to a accident on FM 1356, just east of U.S. 77, in Kleberg county in the early hours of Thursday, March 21st.
It has been reported that Kingsvlle P.D. was in pursuit of the 1996 GMC Sierra pickup traveling East bound toward the Naval base when the vehicle drove through the first guard gate and continued East toward a second guard gate then striking a barricade.
Authorities report that 15 people, including the driver, were occupying the truck when the accident happened killing six and injuring nine others.
Investigators continue to gather information on the accident and are attempting to confirm the nationality of the victims.
NewsCenter 23 will have more details on this accident at 5 & 10 p.m.