Austin man charged in connection with crash that left 8 migrants dead near Texas border city
Debris is strewn across a road near the border city of Del Rio, Texas after a collision Monday, March 15, 2021. Eight people in a pickup truck loaded with immigrants were killed when the vehicle collided with an SUV following a police chase, authorities said. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas man who drove a pickup truck involved in a deadly head-on crash near a Texas border city following a police chase that left eight migrants dead was named in a criminal complaint, according to a federal complaint filed Wednesday. According to the federal complaint, Tovar was traveling north on Highway 277 on Monday in a maroon pickup truck near Del Rio, Texas, when a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper attempted to stop him for speeding. An investigation by Homeland Security Investigations and the Texas Department of Public Safety, with the assistance of the U.S. Border Patrol is ongoing.