Posted: Oct 11, 2012 11:11 AM
Updated: Oct 11, 2012 11:12 AM
PREMONT, Texas (AP) Investigators say one person was killed and seven injured after the driver of a truck loaded with a dozen suspected illegal immigrants rolled as authorities tried to pull it over in South Texas.
Texas Department of Public Safety Cpl. Charlie Ramirez says the driver fled the site of the Wednesday morning accident near Premont, about 60 miles southwest of Corpus Christi. He says the driver's identity is not known.
Ramirez says a 24-year-old passenger was killed. Four passengers who were not taken to the hospital were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol.
Ramirez says a Texas trooper was trying to do a registration check on a northbound pickup truck when the vehicle sped away.
He says the identity of the driver who fled on foot was not yet known.