EAGLE PASS, Texas — On Monday evening, a vehicle suspected of transporting migrants fled a Border Patrol checkpoint near Carrizo Springs. Multiple law enforcement agencies pursued. After a 20-mile chase, the smuggler crashed into an innocent motorist.
The pursuit began when the smuggler realized he was headed right into an established Border Patrol highway checkpoint on US 277 near Carrizo Springs. Hoping to avoid arrest, the driver fled the area, traveling back to the border. Agents notified Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol.
The high-speed vehicle pursuit reached speeds of more than 80 miles per hour. Upon entering Eagle Pass, the smuggler struck an uninvolved motorist and child passenger. Both occupants sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a hospital.
The smuggler was apprehended by DPS after a brief foot chase and was also taken to a hospital for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries.