At least eight people were killed after the driver of a vehicle ran into a crowd of migrants on Sunday May 7, outside a center that serves homeless people in Texas near the border with Mexico.
According to the authorities, seven of the people who were hit“were dead on the spot” when police arrived.
Martin Sandoval, an investigator with the Brownsville Police Department, said. At least 10 people were injured, one of whom was airlifted to an area hospital. One person died later, the department confirmed on Sunday night.
Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. of Cameron County said the group was outside the Ozanam Center, near a bus stop, when a Range Rover barreled into them around 8:30 a.m. local time. The driver was injured and taken to a hospital, Judge Treviño said.
The driver, who was not publicly identified and was believed to be in his 30s or 40s, was charged with reckless driving and was detained, but more charges could be added, Mr. Sandoval said.
Further investigation is been carried out by the Police to ascertain how fast the vehicle was going and whether the crash was intentional. The police have ordered a warrant for the driver’s blood to determine if he was intoxicated, Mr. Sandoval said.
Police were also looking into reports that he had uttered anti-immigration remarks.