(McAllen TX) — A human smuggling suspect is on the loose after he wrecked a pickup truck full of immigrants.
In a statement published Friday, Customs and Border Protection officials say the Border Patrol agents stationed in McAllen spotted the truck near the Rio Grande River this past Tuesday.
The agents tried stopping the truck, but the driver sped away and hit a tree. Nine immigrants were rescued. The driver got away on foot and is still on the loose. There are no reports of injuries.