Five dead following Border Patrol auto chase in Texas

At least 5 die when SUV crashes after being chased by Border Patrol, then deputy, Texas sheriff says

Four people believed to be undocumented immigrants were pronounced dead on the scene with a fifth pronounced dead after being transported to a San Antonio hospital.

All of the people killed were immigrants.

It appears the SUV was being pursued by both Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies.

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

The accident happened before noon Sunday off Highway 85 in Big Wells, about 130 miles southwest of San Antonio.

The driver and passenger are USA citizens and are likely to face state and federal charges, Boyd said.

"The vehicle ran off the road and caught gravel and then tried to recorrect and then caused the vehicle to turn over several times", Boyd told CNN.

In all, 14 people were inside the SUV, including the driver and passenger, according to the sheriff.

The driver is now in custody with Homeland Security Investigations, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

He said the driver, whose name was not immediately released, was known to police as a human smuggler.

"I think we need a wall, in my opinion", he said, voicing support for President Donald Trump's proposal to construct a border wall with Mexico.

Officials said four of the immigrants died in the crash, while nine others were injured. "There needs to be sensors".

Footage of the crash showed four bodies on the ground, the charred Chevrolet and several Border Patrol vehicles at the scene.

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