EL PASO, Texas (KTSM)- A Wednesday morning vehicle pursuit involving law enforcement ends with a rollover crash along the Border Highway.
It happened near the Padres exit ramp around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.
EMS dispatch is confirming multiple patients about 8 or 9, no word yet though on the severity of their injuries but they do tell KTSM they have several units tending to patients at the scene.
A DPS spokesperson said one trooper was involved in this pursuit.
The exit and on-ramp at Padres were closed for several hours, reopening shortly before 10 a.m.
On 6/22/22 just before 7 a.m., a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was involved in vehicle pursuit that resulted in the apprehension of eight undocumented immigrants. The Trooper was on patrol on Interstate 10 at milepost 35 when they observed a red Chevrolet Equinox commit a traffic violation. The Trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused and the pursuit began taking them east and then traveling back west on Interstate 10 to State Loop 375 into El Paso city limits. Approximately 20 minutes into the pursuit, the Trooper performed a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) to stop the suspect vehicle. The vehicle stopped and overturned causing one unrestrained occupant to be ejected.Statement from Texas Department of Public Safety-Highway Patrol
The driver, Milton Gonzalez Aguilar, 19, from Mexico, was arrested and charged with fleeing in a motor vehicle. The driver and his passengers were taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. The 7 undocumented immigrant passengers have been released to the United State Border Patrol (USBP) for processing.
Stay with KTSM as we work to gather more details.
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