FALFURRIAS, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Five people are dead after a vehicle reportedly transporting undocumented immigrants crashed in Falfurrias.
It happened Sunday night when a Fafurrias police officer followed a speeding vehicle that lost control and crashed into a tree.
Five people were pronounced dead on the scene the other ten passengers were taken to an area hospital.
Criminal charges are pending against the driver, an 18 year-old male, who is among those in the hospital.
The Falfurrias police chief says this was a human trafficking incident because all occupants of the car are undocumented.