At least 6 hurt after big rig cut Border Patrol van off West Texas road

An agent at the wheel and a passenger were airlifted to a hospital

The Border Patrol says at least six people were injured when a semitrailer cut off one of its vans on a West Texas highway, forcing it off the road. Images: TxDOT
The Border Patrol says at least six people were injured when a semitrailer cut off one of its vans on a West Texas highway, forcing it off the road. Images: TxDOT (KSAT)

VAN HORN, Texas – At least six people were injured Thursday when a semitrailer cut off a Border Patrol van carrying migrants on a West Texas highway, forcing the van from the road and rolling it, an agency spokesman said.

The crash happened at around 7:30 a.m. near a rest area on the westbound side of Interstate 10 two miles east of Van Horn, which is roughly 115 miles (185 kilometers) southeast of El Paso, said Greg Davis, Customs and Border Protection spokesman for the Big Bend Sector.

He said the van was in a passing lane when the truck pulled in front of it, forcing it from the road and rolling it.

The agent at the wheel and a passenger were airlifted to an El Paso hospital. The rest were taken by ambulance, Davis said. It was not immediately clear if anyone's injuries were life-threatening, he said.

The truck driver was cited, Davis said.

The Border Patrol says at least six people were injured when a semitrailer cut off one of its vans on a West Texas highway, forcing it off the road. Images: TxDOT (KSAT)
The Border Patrol says at least six people were injured when a semitrailer cut off one of its vans on a West Texas highway, forcing it off the road. Images: TxDOT (KSAT)

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