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Authorities: 11 dead after truck crashes in Texas (23 in a pick-up)
News.Yahoo.com ^ | 7/23/2012 | N/A

Posted on 07/23/2012 6:44:08 AM PDT by raybbr

GOLIAD, Texas (AP) — At least 11 people died Sunday and another 12 were injured after a pickup truck loaded with passengers left the highway and crashed into trees in rural South Texas, authorities said.

State troopers and Goliad County sheriff's investigators were investigating what prompted the single-vehicle crash and did not immediately know the names and ages of the victims. Gerald Bryant, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, told The Associated Press they were various ages and that he personally saw two young children among the dead at the scene.

"This is the most people I've seen in any passenger vehicle, and I've been an officer for 38 years," Bryant said, referring to the chaotic scene.

The white 2000 Ford F-250 pickup was heading north on U.S. 59 on Sunday evening when it traveled off the right side of the highway near the unincorporated community of Berclair in Goliad County and struck two large trees, Bryant said. The 23 people were loaded inside both the truck's cab and bed.

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1 posted on 07/23/2012 6:44:15 AM PDT by raybbr
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To: raybbr

Somehow I doubt this was a redneck.


2 posted on 07/23/2012 6:53:03 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: raybbr

23 humans in one truck? Sounds like we got some trafficking going on down there....


3 posted on 07/23/2012 6:53:25 AM PDT by texanyankee
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To: raybbr
"It's unknown whether or not (the victims) were illegal, but it's possible,"

23 people stuffed into one pickup. Naw, couldn't be illegals, right?

4 posted on 07/23/2012 6:53:27 AM PDT by bgill
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To: raybbr

Outlaw pickup trucks.


5 posted on 07/23/2012 6:54:04 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: raybbr

Carrying the 23 people American F-150 owners refuse to carry.


6 posted on 07/23/2012 6:54:42 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: raybbr

This further demonstrates the need for sweeping gun control.


7 posted on 07/23/2012 6:55:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: texanyankee

Probably just a church shuttle.....nothing illegal to see here....move along now.


8 posted on 07/23/2012 6:56:07 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: raybbr

ok I can just imagine people are going to pile on about how idiot it is to hav so many or any in the bed of a pickup truck, but I just watched “Machine Gun Preacher” and when people are desperate, as many are in this part of Texas, you “do what you have to do.”

In Machine Gun Preacher, Sam Childers is trying to save a bunch of kids from being conscripted and used by the LRA in Sudan, but doesn’t have enough space in the pickup, so he leaves a bunch of them for the return ride, but when he returns for them they are all dead.

Don’t you think if there were good alternatives the poor pawns in the Texas pickup would have chosen differently? This is a tragedy and we should pray that these folks’ situations improve.


9 posted on 07/23/2012 6:56:07 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Venturer
Hey homes, hold my tequila and mirar this!

Sounds like a naco cholo adventura gona malo.

10 posted on 07/23/2012 6:58:01 AM PDT by Copenhagen Smile (What if Jesus comes back like that?)
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To: raybbr

Probably weren’t wearing seatbelts.


11 posted on 07/23/2012 6:58:10 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: raybbr

The obvious answer is to ban all motor vehicles. That would save 40,000 lives per year. Oh, and don’t forget bicycles. That would save another 700-800.


12 posted on 07/23/2012 6:58:39 AM PDT by VOR78
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To: yldstrk

Let their situation improve south of the border. What part of illegal do you not understand?


13 posted on 07/23/2012 7:00:17 AM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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To: 9422WMR

Oh no I do understand the illegal part, and yes, the Mexicans need to develop their own country from the outlaw pit it is and improve the situation south of the border.

I definitely support legal immigration only and don’t support all this porous border, ignoring the illegal nonsense.

I am very upset with Mexico for allowing their own country to be so awful.


14 posted on 07/23/2012 7:03:45 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

No doubt it’s a tragedy....tragedy is what happens when people skirt the law and rely on human merchants of doom. Short answer stay home and change the system that forces this on you. Mexico needs another revolution....the first one did not take!!!


15 posted on 07/23/2012 7:05:16 AM PDT by ontap
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To: yldstrk
Don’t you think if there were good alternatives the poor pawns in the Texas pickup would have chosen differently?

Your "logic" works only if they were facing certain death if they didn't get into the bed of the pickup - otherwise it is just a completely asinine comment.

16 posted on 07/23/2012 7:05:49 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: raybbr

did not immediately know the names...


Instead of using “John or Jane Doe” they need to use “Juan or Rosita Gonzalez.”

Things have changed in Texas.


17 posted on 07/23/2012 7:07:17 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: CharacterCounts

ok, you are in a constructive mood this morning./sarc


18 posted on 07/23/2012 7:07:37 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: raybbr

I am just saying, if there were easy answers, don’t you think people would have turned to them?


19 posted on 07/23/2012 7:08:31 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bgill

Reminds me of a joke.
Why were there only 10,000 Mexicans at the Alamo?
They only hd one pick up truck.
Wah-Wah


20 posted on 07/23/2012 7:09:17 AM PDT by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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To: raybbr
23 people were loaded inside both the truck's cab and bed.

did not immediately know the names and ages of the victims.

Translation: They haven't stolen IDs yet...

Border Patrol will assist with the investigation.

Shazamm!

21 posted on 07/23/2012 7:17:14 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: yldstrk

Making up an excuse for that many people to be in a pickup truck driving down any road isn’t constructive - its silly.


22 posted on 07/23/2012 7:18:25 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: texanyankee

Kenya used to use Datsun, Toyota & Peugeot small pickups as bush taxi’s. These “matatu’s” (the name means “30 cents” in Kiswahili) had a tall cover over the bed. I’ve ridden in them with 21 people in the bed, three standing on the rear bumper and four on the bench seat in the cab. 28 people! I have seen them with 35 people inside.

Those older Freepers remember piling 12 or more kids into a neighbors station wagon (remember those) to go to the lake, pool or beach on a summer day. Or a pickup bed, for that matter.

Safety is an individual choice. Some individuals accept greater risk than others. Even the nanny state cannot control all human behavior.

Our nanny state lets HIV positive folks roam freely, not even restricting employment in the food service industry.

“The EEOC’s guidelines on the employment of food service workers make clear that HIV is not a food-borne disease and that an employee’s or potential employee’s status as HIV-infected is not alone a sound basis on which to base hiring or employment assignment decisions. “

http://www.hivlawandpolicy.org/resourceCategories/view/5

How many can related tales of disgruntled cooks or waiters spitting on a meal? Yet dental professionals often wear face shields to protect themselves from patient saliva.

The CDC says “Blood, saliva, and gingival fluid from ALL dental patients should be considered infective. “
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00023587.htm

As for me, I’d prefer pickup trucks full of people to having HIV patients fixing or serving my restaurant food. If I choose to ride in a pickup bed (or any vehicle) I can check out the driver’s mental & physical state of being. I cannot do that at a restaurant.


23 posted on 07/23/2012 7:23:04 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: raybbr

Best answer would have been an alarm on the theater back door.


24 posted on 07/23/2012 7:31:35 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: raybbr

Mexican birthday party?


25 posted on 07/23/2012 7:32:11 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Mike Darancette

Wrong thread.


26 posted on 07/23/2012 7:36:59 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: yldstrk

The individuals charged with the protection of our borders and the value of our citizenship should be held accountable for deaths like this.

Who?

The gangsters that run Mexico (Calderon and his ilk, not the druggies). The Mexican Blancos export labor like the Hessian princes did soldiers......slave labor instead of slave soldiers.

On this side, our own ruling classes buy as many as the Mexicans can ship across.

Both the libs and conservative free traders love these poor faceless people who flee poverty only to be exploited up here for profit (the free traders) or power (the libs).

If illegal immigration threatened either profit or power....it would be stopped in 15 minutes.....but people dying like cattle in the desert crossings or in third world truck pile ups like this.....hey, whatayagonnado, got to have cheap lettuce and more mouths licking food stamps.


27 posted on 07/23/2012 7:37:29 AM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: raybbr

I have seen loads of partying teenagers, poor families of all colors with granny in the back, and Mexican workers all overloaded into a pickup truck. When you crash a pickup truck with lots of people in the back it will be ugly. I am not sure how they got this many people in one. You can’t really outlaw poverty or stupidity even though I am sure the Democrats will keep trying with various regulations.


28 posted on 07/23/2012 7:44:05 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: raybbr

I hope the truck is ok.


29 posted on 07/23/2012 7:44:10 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: bgill

Was Antonio López de Santa Anna on board? Were they headed to the Alamo? This inquiring mind wants to know.


30 posted on 07/23/2012 7:45:56 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: BwanaNdege

Well stated and I agree. And I’ll bet that you have some good stories about your work


31 posted on 07/23/2012 7:52:23 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: yldstrk

>> if there were easy answers, don’t you think people would have turned to them?

It seems that sneaking into our country illegally IS the “easy answer” to their problems that these folks (and many others) have chosen.

And therein lies a big part of the problem... it’s too easy, and too lucrative.


32 posted on 07/23/2012 8:13:26 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: BO Stinkss
I hope the truck is ok.


33 posted on 07/23/2012 8:30:11 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: texanyankee

Unpossible! Dontcha know the border’s the most secure it’s been in over 10 years!!! /s


34 posted on 07/23/2012 8:34:27 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: BO Stinkss

what a disgusting comment.


35 posted on 07/23/2012 8:40:20 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: raybbr

“Whiskey bottles and brand new cars
Oak tree, you’re in my way”


36 posted on 07/23/2012 8:49:59 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: raybbr

BEER RUN !


37 posted on 07/23/2012 8:58:06 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: NativeSon

One or two... ;-)


38 posted on 07/23/2012 9:09:22 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: VOR78

This should never have happened. There are laws on how many people can be in a vehicle and riding in the bed. We need more control! sarcasm


39 posted on 07/23/2012 10:13:53 AM PDT by Tspud1
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To: raybbr

These folks were on Obama’s “road to citizenship”.

If our boarder were closed - and if our immigration laws were enforced - and if our treasures weren’t handed out so freely, this event would have never happened. Those 12 people would not be dead, at least not on our soil.

Instead of two trees, they could have easily t killed a family of U.S. citizens who were traveling while on vacation.

Obama’s fault.


40 posted on 07/23/2012 10:50:39 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: raybbr

Those darn Amish!


41 posted on 07/23/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (2012 will be the last constitutional US presidential election.)
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To: raybbr; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

42 posted on 07/23/2012 11:07:08 AM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: Venturer

hold my tequila and watch this!


43 posted on 07/23/2012 11:15:58 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Gator113

Yeah, and now we get to pay for their medical bills.


44 posted on 07/23/2012 12:15:56 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Venturer
Somehow I doubt this was a redneck.

Amazing the 'generic reporting'; albeit we get a hint below; that maybe an interpreter was necessary. . .(Not that we needed one.)

["It's unknown whether or not (the victims) were illegal, but it's possible," Bryant told the AP.]

45 posted on 07/23/2012 12:43:55 PM PDT by cricket (http://voteron2012.com/)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
Was Antonio López de Santa Anna on board? Were they headed to the Alamo? This inquiring mind wants to know.

No, Tony wasn't in the pickup and has long been pushing up daisies. How do I know? Funny you should ask. No lie and hand on Bible but great great gramps was one of the scouts who captured Santa Anna and brought him back to Sam Houston. Gramps wanted to shoot him the minute the guys ran up on him but the others wanted to take him back to camp to show him off.

46 posted on 07/23/2012 1:05:10 PM PDT by bgill
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Tony, he never had the suerte.

If only he had a couple of more pick'em-up trucks at San Jacinto, this Tejas boolshiite woulda never happened.

Who was on guard duty that day? I bet it was that Nacho, asleep again! Oh well, so it takes a leetle longer. We get Tejas it back.

47 posted on 07/23/2012 1:34:49 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (What Hawaii gave to Obama, was not what Obama gave to us.)
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To: cricket

Of course they needed an interpreter. Very few Texans speak Norwegian, Viking bastards were obviously on a lutefisk run, wearing cheap disguises to cast blame on an innocent ethnic group. Again!


48 posted on 07/23/2012 1:39:14 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (What Hawaii gave to Obama, was not what Obama gave to us.)
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To: don-o

*Totally* agree.


49 posted on 07/23/2012 1:44:55 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (FRiends of our FoundeRs the time is now; resist, recruit, defend our ground)
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To: raybbr

Maybe if they had been stopped at the border by some deterrent, perhaps they’d be alive. I blame those who are opposed to sealing our borders.

Latest update:

14 dead after truck with immigrants crashes in US

A pickup truck overloaded with illegal immigrants veered off a highway and crashed into trees in rural Texas, killing at least 14 people and leaving nine injured, authorities said Monday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were looking into the human smuggling aspect of the Sunday’s crash...

ICE spokesman Greg Palmore said citizens of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras were among the 11 men and three women who died.

Gerald Bryant, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said at least 23 passengers were crammed inside the truck’s cab and bed, including at least two young children he saw among the dead.


50 posted on 07/23/2012 1:51:55 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (FRiends of our FoundeRs the time is now; resist, recruit, defend our ground)
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