Chase with illegal immigrants ends deadly

Chase with illegal immigrants ends deadly

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A law enforcement pursuit of illegal immigrants ends with the death of three men.

The chase and subsequent crash into a pond happened in Wilson County near San Antonio Wednesday morning.

DPS divers recover the bodies of the men today in Wilson County.

Authorities say the SUV was carrying 13 illegal immigrants when crashed into a stock pond.

Six managed to get out and get help from a nearby ranch. Another three escaped and were found on top of the SUV.

The incident started at 4 a.m. on FM 427 just north of Poth. A sheriff's deputy noticed the SUV had a light out and tried to pull it over.

A chase started when the SUV wouldn't pull over. Instead, it crashed through four fences before hitting the stock tank.

Sheriff Joe Tackitt says they have had a lot of pursuits of illegals, but never had one end up like this.

The immigrants are from Guatemala.

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