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RAW VIDEO Nine Illegal Immigrants Killed in Palmview Accident

Emergency responders rush to the scene of a major accident in Palmview Tuesday night.

At least nine people are reported dead, and police believe the death toll is expected to rise.

The accident happened just after 10:35 p.m. on Minnesota Road heading east bound on Expressway 83 frontage road.

One man who witnessed the crash told Action 4 News once the van lost control bodies just started flying out of the van.

Sources told Action 4 News the U.S. Border Patrol and Palmview Police were conducting a routine traffic stop on Green Road when the driver of a van suddenly took off.

The eyewitness told Action 4 News the unidentified driver sped off swerving, narrowly missing vehicles on the frontage road.

The driver then reportedly slammed into a ramp on the frontage road, a trashcan and reportedly flipped three times.

Palmview Police Investigator Lenny Sanchez said 20 people were inside the van at the time of the crash.

At midnight, at least 9 were reported dead and at least one person was detained.

At least six others were taken to a local hospital including two critically injured.

Police confirm at least three survived, but managed to get away.

Palmview police told Action 4 News they have shut down portion of Expressway 83 and the frontage road in effort to reconstruct the accident.

The fatal accident happened one day after a fatal rollover accident that left one illegal immigrant dead and several injured in La Joya.

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