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Four migrants dead in Texas road accident 2 were Mexican

In a statement, two Mexican men, one Guatemalan and another unidentified person died in Thursday’s crash, the Mexican consulate in the Texan border city of Laredo said.

The driver, a U.S. citizen, was hospitalized along with two people thought to be from Guatemala, according to information from the consulate, Mexico’s Interior Ministry, and the National Institute of Migration (INM).

The truck had left from Laredo and was headed to San Antonio, the ministry and INM said in a joint statement.

The Texas Department of Public Safety was investigating the incident, a spokesman for the agency said on Twitter.

On Monday, dozens of migrants died after being trapped in a sweltering tractor-trailer found abandoned on the outskirts of San Antonio. Authorities believe the trailer had also passed CBP surveillance cameras in Encinal undetected.

Four people have been arrested over Monday’s tragedy, including the suspected driver, who a lawmaker said was under the influence of methamphetamine when found by police.

Source: El Universal

Mexico Daily Post

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