(CNN)Three trafficking cases in Texas over the last 24 hours have killed at least six migrants and 10 A person was found. Authorities said.
The crash on Thursday occurred on Interstate 35, about 40 miles north of Laredo, according to Lieutenant Chris Oliveres, a spokesman for the South Texas region of the State Department of Public Safety (DPS).
According to a statement from Texas Highway Patrol Sgt, four men being investigated as "trafficking attempts" were sentenced to death on Interstate 35. Eric Estrada.
Estrada said in I-35 that "a white jeep SUV was avoiding the US border guard heading north." Jeep exited at high speed, lost control, and crashed into a parked semi-trailer.
According to Estrada, a driver, a man in danger, and two male passengers were injured and taken to the hospital.
Two of the four men who died are from Guatemala, the other is from Mexico, and one has not yet been identified, the sergeant said. The injured are from Guatemala, Mexico, and the driver is from the United States. According to Olivares, the driver was airlifted to the hospital.
Earlier Wednesday, at Palmview near McAllen, a single-vehicle roller crash evaded the U.S. border guard and involved a driver who lost control of the vehicle, Olivares told CNN. ..
According to Olivares, four crew members were sent off and two men were killed. Men and women were seriously injured in immigrant smuggling cases.
The Del Rio sector of the U.S. Border Guard has blocked an attempted smuggling involving 10 people trapped in a tractor trailer, according to a tweet from Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens on Wednesday. I reported.
The tragedy on Monday also occurred on I-35. This 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.