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Kinney County continues being hotspot for human smuggling

The Kinney County Sheriff’s Department reported that two individuals believed to be undocumented immigrants involved in a high speed chase died in a vehicle rollover accident on Sunday morning.The Kinney County Sheriff Department stated that Deputies were involved in a high speed vehicle chase on Ranch Road 674.

The driver of the vehicle is reported to have lost control and rolled the vehicle over.Authorities state that two individuals believed to be undocumented immigrants died in the tragic accident.

“With the increasing number of aliens smugglers attempting to out run law enforcement it was just a matter of time before there was a fatality,” wrote the Kinney County Sheriff Department.

With this accident, once again Kinney County resources were stretched thin. Deputies, EMS, Fire and Rescue, and DPS all responded.The area was closed down for most of the day as an investigation was conducted.

The Kinney County Sheriff’s Department added that the driver fled the scene on foot but has been identified.

“Kinney County Deputies and Border Patrol are actively searching for him. It’s just a matter of time before he is arrested.”Two days earlier, the Kinney County Sheriff’s Department posted online that they had multiple alien smuggling incidents in a span of 14 hours.

“The invasion continues…. From 2:00AM to 4:00 PM today (7/23/2020), there have been 6 alien smuggling events apprehended by Kinney County Deputies, Border Patrol, Texas DPS and Edwards County SO.

In two of these cases stolen vehicles were being used. Fortunately there were no pursuits in any of these cases,” wrote the Kinney County Sheriff’s Department.Tragically, a chase occurred on Sunday which ended with the death of two individuals.

The Kinney County area has become a hotspot for human trafficking in the last year. There have been numerous incidents where law enforcement officials Including the US Border Patrol have been involved in high speed chase and crashes.

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