Five dead following U.S. Border Patrol car chase in Texas

Big Wells Texas is indicated on this map

Five undocumented immigrants in a speeding sport utility vehicle (SUV) were killed when it crashed while being chased by border patrol agents in Texas town near the Mexico border, officials said. There were 14 people in the Suburban, including the driver, according to the department.

The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control at more than 100 miles per hour and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting most of the occupants, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said.

Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told the outlet another five passengers were rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center for emergency care. Several people were ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

SATX-TV reported that a sixth person has possibly died in the hospital. That agent stopped one vehicle and radioed a description of the other two vehicles to other agents, the agency said.

Out of 14 people in the auto, four were killed on the spot while a fifth person died at the hospital in San Antonio, the Dimmit County Sheriff said.

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The driver and one passenger are believed to be US citizens, KABB-TV reports.

"We've seen this many, many times, in not only this county but other counties along the border", Boyd told CNN.

The sheriff said it was just the latest in a series of police chases involving human and drug smugglers in the Big Wells area. "I think we need a wall in my opinion".

5 immigrants killed in rollover crash in Dimmit, Texas. Four of those people died at the scene, officials stated.

Border patrol agents use all-terrain vehicles (ATV) to search for illegal immigrants along the US.

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