5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash in Texas


DALLAS (AP) — Five people have been charged in a "smuggling scheme" following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in South Texas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the western district of Texas said the charges were filed in connection to Sunday crash that killed at least five people. Investigators said the vehicle was carrying 14 people and traveling more than 100 mph when it overturned on Texas Highway 85 near Big Wells, about 100 miles southwest of San Antonio.

Most of the SUV's occupants were ejected.


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