A crash kills six update reports that seven people were killed and eight others injured as a truck filled with 15 people raced through the main gate at a Navy facility in Texas and crashed into a security barrier. The crash kills six update provided by CNN on March 22, 2013, informs that “Fifteen people were in the truck, with 10 crammed inside the cab and five under a tarp in the truck's bed.”
According to John Gagne, a spokesperson for the Naval Air Station Kingsville which is south of Corpus Christi in Texas, the GMC Sierra truck was being chased by Kingsville police around 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday night.
No information has been provided yet in regard to why police was chasing the truck.
After the truck ran through the first main gate, security personnel informed the base and guards set up a pop-up barrier outside a second security post.
Being what appears to be disoriented and not knowing where he was, the driver of the extended-cab pickup truck filled with 15 people raced right into the barrier without reducing his speed.
On Thursday, authorities said that the crash victims are suspected to be undocumented immigrants from Guatemala and Honduras.
While seven of the people in the truck have died so far, the other eight are in hospitals in south Texas. Some of them sustained life-threatening injuries which might still change the number of people killed in the crash. The driver of the truck was among the injured.
In addition to the crash kills 6 update, CNN informed that earlier information about the involvement of U.S. Border Patrol personnel in the chase was incorrect.