ICE van rollover leaves several injured near Corpus Christi
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:06:34 GMT —
Four immigrants and an federal agent have been hospitalized following a rollover accident involving an ICE van just outside Driscoll.
The single-vehicle accident happened off Highway 77 and County Road 18 just south of Driscoll early Tuesday morning.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers are investigating the rollover accident.
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials confirmed agents were transporting eight Honduran immigrants from the Port Isabel Detention Center to the Coastal Bend Detention Center near Corpus Christi.
State troopers believe that the northbound ICE van TMs rear tire blew out causing a rollover accident.
KZTV-TV in Corpus Christi reported that two illegal immigrants were ejected from the van and were listed in critical condition.
ICE officials reported that four immigrants and one ICE agent remain hospitalized where they were all listed in stable condition.
It's not clear if the immigrants were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
ICE officials told Action 4 News that the agency notified the Honduran Consulate about the incident.
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement van transporting eight detainees was involved in a rollover accident near Driscoll, Texas, early Tuesday morning. The two ICE employees and all detainees in the vehicle were taken to local hospitals. Four of the detainees and one of the ICE officers continue to receive medical treatment; all are reported to be in stable condition. The vehicle transporting the detainees was traveling from ICE TMs Port Isabel Detention Center to the Coastal Bend Detention Center. The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating this accident