Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boy told WOAI the crash happened off Highway 85 in Big Wells at about noon.
At least five people were killed after an SUV carrying illegal immigrants crashed following a high-speed chase near the Texas-Mexico border, the sheriff said.
The driver of a Chevy Suburban with 14 people inside fled from authorities at speeds up to 100 miles per hour before he lost control of the SUV and it rolled several times. Six patients were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, Lt. Edwin Roberts said. He said one passenger was taken into custody.
Four victims were pronounced dead on the scene and a fifth was pronounced dead after being airlifted to a hospital in San Antonio, Boyd said. Fourteen people in total were believed to be in the vehicle and authorities told CNN they believe the driver and one passenger were USA citizens.
Another passenger, also reported to be a us citizen, is under arrest in connection with the possible case of human smuggling.
Sunday's crash came almost a week after more than 50 immigrants were found inside a refrigerated tractor-trailer Monday in San Antonio.
"This is not unusual, absolutely not", Boyd says, according to ABC News.
He added: 'This is a ideal example of why our borders need to be secure'.
He said the driver, whose name was not immediately released, was known to police as a human smuggler. The vehicle was traveling around 100 miles per hour, according to Boyd.
5 immigrants killed in rollover crash in Dimmit, Texas.
Yolanda Choates, a US Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman, directed questions to the Dimmit County Sheriff's Office. Four of those people died at the scene, officials stated.