Migrant fleeing police killed by passing vehicle on Texas highway near border

A migrant jumped out of a smuggler’s vehicle and found himself in traffic on a South Texas highway. A passing motorist rammed the migrant, killing him instantly.

A Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper stopped a suspected human smuggling vehicle on U.S. Highway 281 between Falfurrias and Premont, Texas on June 10. DPS officials released police videos showing a migrant jumping from the vehicle to avoid apprehension. The video shows the migrant running on the north lane of the highway. A passing motorist rammed the migrant, sending him flying off the roadway.

Texas Department of Public Safety

At the start of the vehicle, a Texas DPS trooper is seen taking the driver of the suspected human smuggling vehicle into custody. Shortly after, five to six migrants jumped out of the vehicle in an apparent attempt to escape and avoid arrest. At this point, a migrant on the driver’s side of the vehicle jumps out and runs into traffic.

As the vehicle hits the runner, the suspected smuggler trapped in the patrol vehicle is heard giving a shock reaction as the vehicle hits the fleeing migrant.

DPS spokesman Lt. Chris Olivares told Breitbart Texas the driver was facing charges of human trafficking causing death.

Multiple human smuggling events in June resulted in the deaths of nearly 60 migrants.

On June 27, at least 53 migrants died after being locked in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Breitbart Texas reported. A source responsible for law enforcement at the scene told Breitbart Texas that 46 migrants were pronounced dead at the scene. Seven others died after being taken to hospital.

On June 29, at least two migrants died following a police chase near La Joya, Texas. The chase ended when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll and eject some of the passengers. Less than 24 hours later, a police chase near Encinal, Texas ended when the driver crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler. The accident resulted in the deaths of four migrants at the scene. Two other occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, had to be taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Bob Price is associate editor and main contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What are you getting at? Sunday morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.


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