As the border crisis continues with devastating consequences for illegal aliens and Texans alike, one deadly traffic accident has depleted a month’s worth of emergency supplies in Kinney County, located along the Texas-Mexico border.
On Sunday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers attempted to pull over a black pickup suspected of smuggling illegal aliens through the county.
The Kinney County Sheriff’s Office reports that “the driver evaded several attempts to use stop spikes,” before the chase ended when the driver tried to go offroad, “hit a ditch, and started rolling.”
As the vehicle rolled, several passengers were ejected from the vehicle, which KCSO said “scatter[ed] them all about the countryside and account[ed] for the severity of the injuries.”
Emergency workers coordinated on the ground as four helicopters were dispatched for medical evacuation flights.
Tragically, two individuals were pronounced dead at the scene, and another died in-flight.
Kinney County Emergency Services Director Henry Garcia told county commissioners on Monday that a month’s worth of emergency supplies were used to handle this one event.
County residents highlighted that taxpayers will foot the bill for this accident, and it’s unlikely anything will stop it from happening again under the current federal policies.
Additionally, in these small border counties (Kinney has around 3,000 residents), resources are few to begin with.
Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe testified before Congress to an incident last year, when a rollover 20 miles from town drew EMS away while a resident in town suffered a heart attack and died before emergency services could reach him.
“We’re under siege by illegal aliens and smugglers coming to the county trying to get to destinations within the United States,” Coe told the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee.
Texas Scorecard highlights the devastating effects of the border invasion in the fifth season of Exposed, which can be found here.