9 injured in crash after teen driver flees DPS near NW El Paso

EL PASO, TX — According to KVIA, nine people were hurt Thursday morning when a car carrying undocumented migrants hit two other vehicles in northwest El Paso.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the wreck occurred at North Mesa Street and Osborne Drive at around 10:45 a.m.

Authorities said a DPS trooper had observed a car with expired registration and tried to pull the vehicle over when it fled, prompting a pursuit.

Three occupants fled into a nearby neighborhood as the car slowed down. The trooper placed the male driver under custody but discovered the suspect car had left by the time he returned to his police vehicle.

Another DPS trooper tried to pull over the suspect car after spotting it at a gas station, but it sped away and later struck two other vehicles at North Mesa and Osborne Drive.

Officials said multiple undocumented migrants were in the trunk of the fleeing car when its driver, a 15-year-old U.S. citizen, crashed the vehicle. The passengers were taken into custody by Border Patrol.

A total of nine people were injured, though it was unclear how many of them were sent to a hospital. At least one of the patients was said to have suffered serious injuries.

Four traffic lanes were blocked as a result, but by 12:30 p.m., the scene had cleared from the roadway.


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