6 hurt when Border Patrol van carrying migrants is run off I-10 near Van Horn
VAN HORN, Texas — A half-dozen people were injured, two of them seriously, in a Thursday morning rollover crash near Van Horn involving a U.S. Border Patrol van being driven by an agent who was transporting detained migrants.
Officials said the van was run off the road along Interstate 10 westbound near mile marker 143, which is about 2 miles east of Van Horn in Culberson County and roughly 115 miles southeast of El Paso.
Traffic was detoured off I-10 to a frontage road throughout the morning while state troopers investigated the crash.
Customs and Border Protection spokesman Greg Davis said the van was in a passing lane near a rest area about 7:30 a.m. when a semi-trailer truck pulled in front of it, forcing it from the road and rolling it.
The agent at the wheel and a passenger were airlifted to an El Paso hospital. Four others hurt were taken by ambulance to hospitals, Davis said. It was not immediately clear if anyone’s injuries were life-threatening.
The truck driver was cited by troopers for causing the crash.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
— TxDOT El Paso (@txdotelp) June 10, 2021
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