Texas Highway Pursuit of Stolen Truck ends with 6 Dead, More Injured
A Texas Highway Patrol sergeant was engaged in a high-speed chase with the truck at the time of the accident, the Texas Department of Public Safety said on Tuesday. An earlier statement by the state said the truck had been stolen from the Alton Police Department, but police on Tuesday amended their statement to clarify that the stolen truck was not a police vehicle.
The state agency is investigating the crash, which occurred northwest of Mission, Texas, near the Mexican border. Alton is just north of Mission.
The sergeant gave chase, the statement said, and when the stolen truck sped through an intersection, it struck at least three vehicles, killing six passengers.