(CNN)Four migrants were killed and three were killed during a highway chase and crash in Encinal, Texas. I was seriously injured. Anothertrafficking fatal incident occurred this week near the southern border.
The crash occurred on Interstate 35, about 40 miles north of Laredo, on Thursday, according to a tweet from Lieutenant Chris Oliveres, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Troopers are investigating a fatal accident in which a suspected trafficking driver evades law enforcement and collides with a commercial vehicle, according to a tweet from the South Texas region of DPS. ..
According to Olivarez, the driver was airlifted to the hospital.
I-35 is the main north-south route in the central United States for transportation and commerce from the southern border. This route is often abused by smugglers when a record number of immigrants are being intercepted at the US-Mexico border.
Workers near the interstate highway to San Antonio police after finding an abandoned tractor trailer in the hot sun on the back road, with dozens of dead immigrants inside. I made a phone call. Some victims may be under the age of 18.
Officials in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras worked with the United States to identify those who died in San Antonio. It states that it is.
Authorities said more than a dozen people were found alive in the trailer truck and were hospitalized in a heat-related condition.
Four people were arrested in connection with the trafficking case.
Homero Zamorano Jr., 45, from Brownsville and Pasadena, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of being involved in human trafficking, according to a statement from the US Department of Justice. ..
Zamorano has a long criminal record dating back to the 1990s, as shown by public records.
According to the DOJ, surveillance footage of the Laredo Sector Border Guard showed that the tractor trailer was passing through immigration. The driver was seen wearing a striped black shirt and hat.
Zamorano matched the driver in the surveillance footage, DOJ said.
CNN couldn't determine if he had a lawyer.
Another suspect, Christian Martinez, 28, was arrested Tuesday in Palestine, Texas, and charged with conspiracy to transport and kill undocumented migrants. The ministry said.
Two other men, Juan Claudio D'Luna-Mendez and Juan Francisco D'Luna-Bilbao, have been charged with "illegal foreigners possessing weapons in the United States," according to criminal accusations filed. it was done. Monday.
According to the affidavit, authorities identified the man after responding to the Semi-Truck case.
D'Luna-Mendez's lawyer declined to comment. CNN asked D'Luna-Bilbao's lawyer for comment.