Skip to comments.At least 13 killed as truck loaded with 23 passengers slams into trees in Texas
Posted on 07/23/2012 3:00:06 PM PDT by Sporke
Updated at 7:40 a.m. ET: At least 13 people died Sunday and another 10 were injured after a pickup truck loaded with passengers veered off the highway and crashed into trees in rural South Texas, authorities said. State troopers and Goliad County sheriff's investigators were investigating the crash. A trooper told KRIS-TV, the NBC affiliate in Corpus Christi, Tex., that it appeared a tire on the truck blew out before the vehicle went off the road and struck two trees. Authorities said they did not immediately know the names and ages of the victims. Advertise | AdChoices A spokeswoman with the Texas Department of Public Safety told NBC News early Monday that the number of those killed in the crash had risen to 13 after two more victims succumbed to their injuries in local hospitals. Vehicle laden with passengers Gerald Bryant, also of the Texas Department of Public Safety, told The Associated Press the dead and wounded 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 around 7 p.m. (9 p.m. ET) Sunday when it traveled off the right side of the highway near the community of Berclair in Goliad County, Bryant said. Follow @msnbc_us The 23 people were loaded inside both the truck's cab and bed. Six of those who died were still inside the truck when emergency crews arrived to find the mangled vehicle, Bryant said.
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More died in a single vehicle crash than died in the Aurora shooting. I guess that means we need more car laws.....
23 people in a Truck?...A Texas family going to church?
Who could these people be?
Or, remove all trees? Trees Kill!
More car laws...
or fewer trees.
looks like more votes for the messiah were heading to the polls
Ban all pick-up trucks and cut down all trees within driving distance of all roads. That should take care of it.
We need to ban these high capacity magazines, er I mean pickups...
We need to ban Trucks!!!
23 “immigrants” from Mexico and Central America
This is what is done in 3rd world countries...Just pack the vehicle with 2 dozen people...
13 dead 10 injured?
Sounds like an aircraft accident instead of a pickup truck crash.
Hmmm...just a possibility...
Were? They will yet be there with bells on.
Was anyone riding on the roof? Maybe the hood?
>>Who could these people be?<<
Middle class white europeans.
Where’s that pic of Bush riding in a pickup with 40 people hanging onto it?
Typical behavior when your related to the Frito Bandito.
sparse by third world standards
Yep, it's a high capacity truck and no doubt is an illegally chambered truck with hollow head illegals.
Aliens all. They are being caught, one way or the other. Too bad the coyotes can’t be caught the same way.
How tragic and sad.
....to help with the negotiations towards the proposed release of one of their Leaders from GITMO?
The Ford F-250 doing a job that Americans won’t do.
What a surprise!
23 immigrants from Mexico and Central America
23 criminals..sick of the media calling these people “Immigrants” they are criminals..such a shame, Obama just lost 13 voters, oh well thanks to ACORN they will still be able to vote
I imagine all the injured rushed to Texas hospitals, will cost the tax payers additional millions.
I guess the trees are doing work our government won’t do.
It only took 24 posts to get there. Thank you for your sane response. RIP to all the victims, and may the Lord comfort the families and loved ones...whoever they may be.
And it was probably worn out Chinese rubber on a 100 degree Texas day.
More news on front page of The Victoria Advocate;
Men, women and children, Officials said they appeared to be illegal immigrants and U.S. Border Patrol agents were assisting on the scene. Homeland Security Investigations, or HSI, is providing assistance to DPS and the Goliad County Sheriffs Office.
I’ll bet my next Social Security check that some liability lawyer has already filed a lawsuit against the tire company.
AP is reporting that they’re illegals (the only surprise being that AP is reporting it): http://bigstory.ap.org/article/authorities-13-dead-after-truck-crashes-texas (the URL says 13 dead, but the story says 14).
Thank you government!
Nothing surprises anymore in today's America.
I've seen people with pickups packed so high, the junk in the back nearly hits the bottom of overpasses..Endangering all on the roads.
Thank you government!
I wonder if they'll sue the truck manufacturer too, because the capacity plates which indicate load limits, were not in Spanish.
I testified in a product liability case in Corpus Christi Texas in 1982 about that exact thing.
A Spanish speaking illegal took the radiator cap off an overheated earthmover and got burned.
Outlaw illegal aliens. Outlaw trucks. Outlaw bad drivers. Outlaw trees. Quick, do something!
“23 criminals..sick of the media calling these people Immigrants they are criminals..such a shame,”
I don’t think the children were criminals.
There were dead children, you know.
Thirteen dead! What do we ban, pick-up trucks ... illegals ... roads ... trees ... driving over 20 mph?
Thanks for the link....
A pickup truck overloaded with illegal immigrants
The truck was registered in Houston to someone other than the driver, Bryant said. A woman who answered at the address where the truck was registered said she was the daughter of the man listed at the owner. But she said they had sold the truck and it was no longer theirs. Asked when the sale took place, she hung up.
No I.D., little luggage. At least the local sheriff called them illegals - more than national news will ever do. But you have to believe that this is really all being reported incorrectly. Big Janet said they were all self-deporting and no longer a problem so they must have really been driving back toward the border and not toward Houston as reported.
“I’ve seen people with pickups packed so high, the junk in the back nearly hits the bottom of overpasses..Endangering all on the roads. Thank you government!”
Unless you’re speaking about our almost non-existant border, you’re looking at it the wrong way. We SHOULD thank government for standing out of the peoples way, even if some do act foolishly.
Just because a few idiots improperly loaded a pickup doesnt mean the government should be running checkpoints to measure everyones load. The same way the government shouldnt confiscate all guns because some idiot thinks hes The Joker. Yes, those are brutal costs of freedom placed on some people. But a nanny-state will cost EVERYONE much, much more than we can begin to imagine
Less government = less corruption = more freedom = more prosperity for all
Amen to that. I wonder how many forked over good money to have “reliable” transportation to bring them to houston, or whereever their destinantion was.
Well they do, but only for illegals entering illegally by the millions.
You on the other hand are totally regulated, taxed and controlled.
This is typical of the chaos created when government rolls out the red carpet for millions of illegal, while offering them coupons, free med care, prizes, welfare etc, etc, etc.
Most lefties would eleminate the majority of humans (excluding themselves) and “save” the environment.