Two killed in high-speed crash trying to elude US Border Patrol

Two people were killed and five others were injured Saturday in a crash after a high-speed chase with Border Patrol agents in south Texas.

The deadly crash happened around 3 a.m. in Rio Bravo, just across the Rio Grande from Mexico, after Border Patrol agents attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle carrying seven people.

Rio Bravo Fire Chief Juan Gonzalez told the Loredo Morning Times that the pursuit ended when the car crashed into a fence and then hit a light pole, cutting the vehicle in half.

“The car then ejected six people, resulting in four serious injuries, one minor injury and two casualties,” Gonzalez said.

Authorities have not released the identity of anyone in the vehicle.

The Border Patrol said in a statement that the incident is under investigation by the Webb County Sheriff’s Office and is being reviewed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility and Immigration and Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

According to the announcement, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General was also notified.