Texas deputies save two migrants from trunk of burning vehicle after smuggler flees


Sheriff’s deputies in Texas have saved the lives of two migrants who were trapped in the trunk of a burning vehicle, Fox News has learned. 

The dramatic rescue happened east of Del Rio on Tuesday following a pursuit that ended in a crash, according to Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe. 

Coe told Fox News that one of his deputies initiated a stop for speeding before the driver of the vehicle – a male U.S. citizen – tore off. 

The driver then lost control along a curve and crashed the vehicle, which burst into flames. 

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Deputies who responded to the wreck along Ranch Road 674 busted open the vehicle’s trunk when they heard screams, Coe said, ultimately rescuing two illegal immigrants who were inside it. 

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The driver – who fled the scene of the crash – eventually was tracked down with a helicopter and was taken into custody. 

Coe says federal authorities are now handling the case. 

Video of the wreckage posted by the Kinney County Sheriff’s Office shows flames and smoke rising from an overturned vehicle along the road. 

There were no reported injuries. 

Texas officers who responded to the scene of a fiery crash have rescued two migrants who were trapped inside the trunk of the burning vehicle, Fox News has learned.

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