Border Patrol vehicle transporting detainees rolls over in I-10 crash near Van Horn

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A Border Patrol vehicle that was transporting 10 detainees rolled over Thursday morning, blocking traffic on Interstate 10 West near Van Horn.

The rollover crash happened at 6:25 a.m. about two miles east of Van Horn, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection West Texas division and the Texas Department of Transportation.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a tractor-trailer towing a semi “failed to drive in a single lane reportedly due to a mechanical distraction in the vehicle,” striking the Border Patrol vehicle, which then moved into the center lane and overturned.

DPS said 10 migrants were transported to local-area hospitals with possible injuries. The border Patrol agent who was driver the transport vehicle was taken to the Culbertson County Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.

DPS tweeted that traffic was being detoured to the frontage road until further notice. Emergency services responded to the incident, which is under investigation.

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