Death Toll Rises in Immigrant Smuggling Case - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/16/03

Death Toll Rises in Immigrant Smuggling Case

Just days after a tractor-trailer rig crammed with dozens of illegal aliens was found near Victoria, another victims dies late Friday afternoon.

17 people were found dead inside the trailer, another died that day at the hospital, and the latest death on Friday bring the death toll to 19.

Also on Friday, 48 of the survivors were transported to Houston, where they'll be in the custody of federal authorities until the investigation is over. The truck driver in this case is facing federal immigration charges. Authorities are also looking for at least three other suspects.

According to U.S. Immigration officials close to 150,000 illegal immigrants cross into the U.S. from Mexico each year.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Man taken to UMC after stabbing in east Lubbock

    Man taken to UMC after stabbing in east Lubbock

    Friday, July 28 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-07-28 14:04:31 GMT
    UMC Emergency Center (Source: KCBD Video)UMC Emergency Center (Source: KCBD Video)

    Police are investigating a stabbing that happened in East Lubbock early Friday morning.

    Police are investigating a stabbing that happened in East Lubbock early Friday morning.

  • Food for Thought: 7/27

    Food for Thought: 7/27

    Friday, July 28 2017 9:22 AM EDT2017-07-28 13:22:16 GMT
    Source: KCBD GraphicSource: KCBD Graphic

    Health inspectors checked out the cleanliness of more than 50 food establishments this week. We have four stops that were perfect and one that landed at the bottom of the list.

    Health inspectors checked out the cleanliness of more than 50 food establishments this week. We have four stops that were perfect and one that landed at the bottom of the list.

  • 'Obamacare' repeal reeling after Senate defeat

    'Obamacare' repeal reeling after Senate defeat

    Friday, July 28 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-07-28 07:39:34 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 9:01 AM EDT2017-07-28 13:01:12 GMT

    The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law.

    The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Powered by Frankly