Pictures show burnt out wreckages as migrants killed in smuggler crash

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Horrific pictures show the aftermath of a deadly car crash that left seven people — including four undocumented migrants — dad in rural Texas.

Both vehicles were destroyed in the collision, which occurred when a Honda passenger car from Houston suspected of human smuggling attempted to evade police.

Lt. Chris Olivarez, the spokesperson for Texas Department of Public Safety, said it occurred “when the driver passed an 18-wheeler in a no-passing zone”, hitting a Chevy SUV head on.

He said on X, (formerly known as Twitter):”[Texas DPS] is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on US 57 near Batesville.

“The driver in a Honda passenger car from Houston suspected of human smuggling was evading from Zavala COSO when the driver passed an 18-wheeler in a no-passing zone.”

The lieutenant continued: “The driver drove head-on with a Chevy SUV, causing the vehicle to burst into flames, killing the driver and passenger from Georgia.

“As a result, five passengers, including the suspected smuggler of the Honda, were killed.

“Troopers confirmed several of the deceased are from Honduras. Identities will be released once the next of kin is notified. This is still an ongoing investigation.”

Eyewitnesses reported the deadly crash took place at about 6am local time on Wednesday, November 8.

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Four migrants and the alleged smuggler also died in the crash, bringing the total number of fatalities to seven.

The Texas DPS also confirmed that the highway will be closed until further notice, creating a terrible traffic situation.

Residents who live near Highway 57 between La Pryor and Batesville are encouraged to find alternate routes.

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