DPS releases new details on fatal crash north of La Joya
The Texas Department of Public Safety continues to investigate a Wednesday crash north of La Joya that killed a Guatemalan national and injured nearly a dozen others.
Of the 11 people who were injured, one was released from the hospital, a Thursday news release from DPS stated.
The crash occurred Wednesday at around 10 a.m. on 7-Mile Line Road west of FM 2221 when a Ford F-150 evaded a Hidalgo County Precinct 3 constable who attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, according to a news release.
The driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over and ejecting the driver and his 11 passengers from the vehicle.
A Guatemalan national succumbed to his injuries at the scene and the remaining men — all from Mexico, Salvador, Poland, Romania and Guatemala — were all hospitalized.
DPS previously said the crash is believed to be linked to human smuggling.
DPS: Man killed in Brownsville auto-pedestrian crash
VP of National Border Patrol Council reacts to death of agent killed...
McAllen bar ordered to pay $250,000 in unpaid wages to employees
Starr County employee arrested, accused of using county vehicle for human smuggling
Palm Valley Animal Society launching event to promote dog adoptions, fostering