At least eight undocumented immigrants dead in head-on collision

VAL VERDE COUNTY Texas – At least eight people are dead after a head-on collision on Highway 277 near Loma Alta on Monday during a high speed chase with law enforcement.

Two more people have been taken by helicopter to a San Antonio-area hospital with serious injuries.

Officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested the driver of one vehicle when he tried to run away after the crash.

The eight people confirmed dead at the scene are all undocumented immigrants.

Highway 277 is still closed at this time while they investigate the crash and then remove the vehicles.

The Val Verde Sheriff’s office along with the fire department are assisting in rescuing people from the vehicles and with the investigation.

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