Five dead following Border Patrol vehicle chase in Texas

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Five immigrants died and several others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle careened out of control while being chased by US Border Patrol agents in Texas about 90 miles (145 km) north of the Mexican border, US media reported, citing officials. A fifth person died at a hospital. Officials say the vehicle was traveling over 100 miles per hour when it ran off the road and caught gravel, causing it to roll over.

This article be updated as more details become available.

5 immigrants killed in rollover crash in Dimmit, Texas. The passenger in the front seat is reportedly in police custody.

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"We've seen this many, many times, in not only this county but other counties along the border", Boyd told CNN.

The third vehicle kept going when agents encountered it, and a sheriff's deputy took over the chase prior to the fatal crash, the border patrol said.

Thee were 14 people in the vehicle, including the driver and a passenger who were both USA citizens.

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Boyd said a total of 14 people were inside the SUV and several were ejected out of the vehicle when it rolled onto Highway 85.

Some injured were taken by helicopter to San Antonio, about 144.83 kilometres northeast.

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Footage of the crash showed four bodies on the ground, the charred Chevrolet and several Border Patrol vehicles at the scene. He credited "good police work" for the reason deputies started pursuing the vehicle.

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