SAN ANTONIO – A driver is in custody and seven people believed to have entered the country illegally have been detained following a vehicle chase and crash in South Bexar County early Thursday morning, The Texas Department of Public Safety said.
The crash occurred at an Exxon gas station near Loop 1604 and Interstate 35 South.
According to DPS, the chase involved state troopers and began around 8 a.m. in Atascosa County when Frio County deputies first tried to pull the vehicle over.
Troopers chased the truck through Medina County and into South Bexar County where the truck crashed into a gas pump at Loop 1604 and I-35, DPS said.
The crash caused a small fire under the truck and on the gas pump, which was knocked to the ground.
The driver of the truck, a 26-year-old from Georgia, sustained a head injury and was taken into custody. Seven passengers inside the truck tried to flee, but they have all been caught, DPS said. One was injured and taken to an area hospital.
The six other passengers have since been turned over to federal agents and are believed to be undocumented, authorities said.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the Bexar County Fire Department both assisted at the scene.
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