A pickup truck carrying nearly two dozen people crashed on Sunday in southeast Texas outside of San Antonio. At least 13 people have died as a result of the crash. At least two of them were children. Ten people were injured and six of them had to be airlifted to nearby hospitals.
“There were multiple occupants in the front of the cab portion and multiple occupants in the bed of the pickup truck,” Lt. Glen Garrett of the state Department of Public Safety told KIII-TV.
“Based on the mode of travel, the way that the people were in the vehicle, it’s a high probability there were illegal immigrants traveling northbound on 59,” he said.
The people were traveling in a Ford F-250 headed north on U.S. Highway 59 when the truck veered off the road and hit two trees. The accident occurred it left the road near the town of Goliad which is about 90 miles southeast of San Antonio. The victims were both male and female and were children and adults.
Investigators have not determined the cause of the crash, but say that there was no evidence of alcohol at the scene. The weather was clear that day and no other vehicles were involved in the wreck, so officers are still unsure as to why the accident occurred.
Border patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were also called to the scene.