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CBP Statement | U.S. Customs and Border Protection

On Monday, Oct. 21, at approximately 7 p.m. a 22-year-old man from Honduras was struck by a vehicle as he tried to flee apprehension by Border Patrol. Agents working their assigned duties observed a white Ford F-150 traveling southbound on Interstate Highway 35 (I-35). The agent proceeded to conduct an immigration vehicle stop at the 22 mile marker.  As the vehicle yielded, an agent proceeded to conduct an immigration inspection on the occupants of the vehicle when several subjects absconded towards the brush.  One subject tried to flee across I-35 and was subsequently hit by a passing vehicle. Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technicians quickly rendered aid and the man was airlifted to a hospital nearby.  He was later transferred to a hospital in San Antonio, TX for surgery. A United States Citizen driver and thirteen other illegal aliens involved in this human smuggling event did not require medical attention and were subsequently taken into custody. Unfortunately, the individual succumbed to his injuries while still in the hospital, and was pronounced deceased on Tuesday night.

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