Carnage: 9 Dead as Van Crammed with Illegal Immigrants Crashes

Categories: Immigration

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Carrying 19.
A Chevrolet Astro van designed to carry seven passengers was packed with 19 illegal immigrants when it crashed trying to get away from police near McAllen last night.

Nine died, six were injured and two escaped from the 10:30 p.m. crash in Palmview, police say.

"The bodies, believed to be those of illegal immigrants, remained scattered on and along the eastbound frontage road hours after a Chevrolet Astro Van rolled over several times following a traffic stop late Tuesday night," the McAllen Monitor reported.

Police said the van and another vehicle had been pulled over for inspection. The other vehicle took off and the van followed, but it lost control and rolled over several times. Police were not chasing the vehicles yet, according to reports.

No names were released:


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miss_msry
miss_msry

What is sorry, aside from their deaths, is that their families back home may never know what became of them.

Wickedtat2artist
Wickedtat2artist

guess u do have a heart ,ilegal or not its a tragedy but its a risk there willing to take to give to their families a better future 

roadgeek
roadgeek

But I thought the border was secure.  Napolitano says so.  How did these illegal aliens get across?  I'm confused.  And who gets billed for the cost of the emergency services?  Mexico? I doubt it.  Citizens of Hidalgo County would be my guess.

Wickedtat2artist
Wickedtat2artist

all they want its a better life and lets not be ignorant illegals that they pay the same amount of taxes than urself  and dont bleed the system with wellfare and other ways to get help cause of all they want its a fare and honest life comes out of ur pocket and and theirs remember theres more than 2 billion of unclaimed taxes coming from who? dont be hypocrite

roadgeek
roadgeek

And what's galling is the school taxes I pay; reading some of these comments really disheartens me.  But the public schools keep bleating that they'll fix all this, if only I would give them more money.  

No, thanks.  Comments from people like "wickedtat2artist" are the best recommendation for school choice and home-schooling I've yet seen......

Vonderstadt
Vonderstadt

Paying school taxes might be galling to you. Paying very little tax overall (17% on my net worth of 2.1 billion) is a source of joy to me! So keep complaining about your share little man, and the crappy education it produces...I'll be enjoying my tax deal, and continue to pay a few thousand toward education without carping. 

TruthHurts
TruthHurts

What I believe is that all people are made from the same blood reguardless of color or what geographic area we were born in.... How did so many kinds of people come to America in the first place??? Not you chastise them all for what... Something you cant take past the grave... money.

miss_msry
miss_msry

Are you speaking a foreign syntax.

James
James

Nine people died a rather horrific death, and you're concerned about the bill? I understand being against illegal immigration, but does being against it strip your humanity as well?

roadgeek
roadgeek

I've been paying taxes since I was 14.  I've observed since that time that when other people get a sudden attack of compassion my wallet usually takes a hit.

ChansonRoland
ChansonRoland

Compassion?... try aggression. Don't forget that hit to your precious pocketbook from spending that actually registers a blip in increased taxes and fewer services: wars of choice in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wyatt
Wyatt

Hey, what's the point of a toxic political climate if we can't cast that sissy humanity shit aside

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