A high-speed, late-night chase involving a Texas state trooper and a Ford Excursion chock-full of
illegal immigrants undocumented workers ended in a flaming rollover early Monday morning outside of San Antonio.
Most of the people in the sport utility vehicle were believed to be from Guatemala and Honduras and were apparently being smuggled to Houston, according to officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Among the injured was the driver, a native of Cuba, who allegedly swerved to try to ram a San Antonio police cruiser and sustained minor injuries. No names were released, but the driver is to be charged by proxy with three counts of capital murder, said San Antonio Police Sgt. Gabe Trevino.
“We have accounted for 19,” Trevino said. “We’re not eliminating the possibility that one or two may have fled on foot.”
It is not known whether or not the Federal Goverment will file charges against the San Antonio police officer and other Texas authorities for interfering with Michael Chertoff’s lettuce picking recruitment program, but it looks very likely.