Migrants SUV crash, 6 Killed After High-Speed Police Chase.

Robstown police pursued a vehicle for speeding that was found early Wednesday crashed in a field with six people dead and several others injured.

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At least one other person believed to have been in the vehicle when it crashed was still being sought Wednesday afternoon.

Robstown police, EMS, the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office, the Coast Guard and Texas DPS responded to the fatal crash and spent several hours at the scene. Border Patrol also responded because the group of about 14 are believed to be undocumented immigrants from other countries, including El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, sheriff’s officials said.

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The crash, which was discovered early Wednesday during heavy rainfall, was on Farm-to-Market Road 1694 west of County Road 44 near the town’s city limits.

Robstown EMS Chief Roland Padilla said a vehicle crashed into a ditch in the sorghum field.

Several people who were trapped inside had to be rescued and were taken to area hospitals.

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Robstown police at a news conference Wednesday afternoon said the pursuit began before midnight Tuesday near railroad tracks when an officer spotted the vehicle speeding and tried to conduct a traffic stop.

Police pursued the vehicle until officers lost sight of it in a bushy area just outside city limits, Police Chief Erasmo Flores said.

But Nueces County Sheriff J.C. Hooper said it was until about 4 a.m. Wednesday – hours later – that a resident called 911 to report an injured person knocking on their door. That person wasn’t found but another call came in about an hour later of a report of two young men seen walking along a road that looked injured.

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Deputies found those two men, who spoke only Spanish, and after a couple hours of searching they found the crash site in a remote field, Hooper said.


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