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At least 13 killed as truck loaded with 23 passengers slams into trees in Texas
MSNBC ^ | 7-23-12 | NBC News

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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KEYWORDS: aliens; deathtoll; illegals
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1 posted on 07/23/2012 3:00:12 PM PDT by Sporke
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To: Sporke

More died in a single vehicle crash than died in the Aurora shooting. I guess that means we need more car laws.....


2 posted on 07/23/2012 3:02:05 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke
This is the most people I've seen in any passenger vehicle, and I've been an officer for 38 years,

23 people in a Truck?...A Texas family going to church?

Hmmmm...

Who could these people be?

3 posted on 07/23/2012 3:02:49 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sporke

Or, remove all trees? Trees Kill!


4 posted on 07/23/2012 3:03:13 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Sporke

More car laws...

or fewer trees.


5 posted on 07/23/2012 3:03:13 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: dragnet2

looks like more votes for the messiah were heading to the polls


6 posted on 07/23/2012 3:04:47 PM PDT by mt tom
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To: Sporke

Ban all pick-up trucks and cut down all trees within driving distance of all roads. That should take care of it.


7 posted on 07/23/2012 3:04:52 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: dragnet2

We need to ban these high capacity magazines, er I mean pickups...


8 posted on 07/23/2012 3:06:45 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Sporke

We need to ban Trucks!!!


9 posted on 07/23/2012 3:08:15 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Sporke

23 “immigrants” from Mexico and Central America


10 posted on 07/23/2012 3:09:23 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: mt tom
This is the most people I've seen in any passenger vehicle, and I've been an officer for 38 years

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.

11 posted on 07/23/2012 3:09:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sporke
Was the truck hurt?
12 posted on 07/23/2012 3:10:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: donna
"It's unknown whether or not (the victims) were illegal, but it's possible,"

Hmmm...just a possibility...

13 posted on 07/23/2012 3:12:15 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mt tom
looks like more votes for the messiah were heading to the polls

Were? They will yet be there with bells on.

14 posted on 07/23/2012 3:14:50 PM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
So they had like 6 in the cab of the pickup and 17 people in the bed?

Was anyone riding on the roof? Maybe the hood?

15 posted on 07/23/2012 3:16:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

>>Who could these people be?<<

Middle class white europeans.


16 posted on 07/23/2012 3:16:16 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

Where’s that pic of Bush riding in a pickup with 40 people hanging onto it?


17 posted on 07/23/2012 3:18:21 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: donna

Typical behavior when your related to the Frito Bandito.


18 posted on 07/23/2012 3:19:06 PM PDT by Gasshog (Tragically,Obama ate the blue dog...)
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To: dragnet2
23 people?

sparse by third world standards


19 posted on 07/23/2012 3:20:54 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: dragnet2
23 people in a Truck?...

Yep, it's a high capacity truck and no doubt is an illegally chambered truck with hollow head illegals.

20 posted on 07/23/2012 3:21:44 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: nascarnation

LOL!


21 posted on 07/23/2012 3:26:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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22 posted on 07/23/2012 3:26:04 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: Sporke

Aliens all. They are being caught, one way or the other. Too bad the coyotes can’t be caught the same way.


23 posted on 07/23/2012 3:34:07 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.)
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How tragic and sad.


24 posted on 07/23/2012 3:34:24 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: Sporke
Or, it might have been a truckload of Dear Leader's newest "Best Buds" (Tally-Ban) who just happened to cross our border (allowed and welcomed by Big Sis and Hillary)

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....to help with the negotiations towards the proposed release of one of their Leaders from GITMO?

25 posted on 07/23/2012 3:37:28 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Sporke

The Ford F-250 doing a job that Americans won’t do.


26 posted on 07/23/2012 3:39:50 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: nascarnation
Well that's a 5 ton truck, the one here is just an F250 Ford pickup. So overloaded, the tires blew out.

What a surprise!

27 posted on 07/23/2012 3:41:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: donna

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


28 posted on 07/23/2012 3:41:39 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nascarnation

I imagine all the injured rushed to Texas hospitals, will cost the tax payers additional millions.


29 posted on 07/23/2012 3:44:18 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sporke

I guess the trees are doing work our government won’t do.


30 posted on 07/23/2012 3:46:09 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: coop71
How tragic and sad.

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.

31 posted on 07/23/2012 3:48:29 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: dragnet2

And it was probably worn out Chinese rubber on a 100 degree Texas day.


32 posted on 07/23/2012 3:48:44 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Sporke

More news on front page of The Victoria Advocate;

http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2012/jul/22/jp_goliad_fatality_072312_183108/?news&goliad-county

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.


33 posted on 07/23/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: dragnet2

I’ll bet my next Social Security check that some liability lawyer has already filed a lawsuit against the tire company.


34 posted on 07/23/2012 3:51:49 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: dragnet2

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).


35 posted on 07/23/2012 3:55:20 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (This too, shall pass, unless we're in Harry Reid's Senate and "this" is a budget.)
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To: nascarnation
I imagine one would have to be a lunatic, suicidal or just plain stupid to get into a pickup truck with 23 people jammed into it. It's a tragedy just waiting...

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!

36 posted on 07/23/2012 3:55:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: lonevoice

Agreed.


37 posted on 07/23/2012 3:57:40 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: nascarnation
I’ll bet my next Social Security check that some liability lawyer has already filed a lawsuit against the tire company.

I wonder if they'll sue the truck manufacturer too, because the capacity plates which indicate load limits, were not in Spanish.

38 posted on 07/23/2012 4:03:11 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

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.


39 posted on 07/23/2012 4:07:49 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Sporke

Outlaw illegal aliens. Outlaw trucks. Outlaw bad drivers. Outlaw trees. Quick, do something!


40 posted on 07/23/2012 4:09:59 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“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.


41 posted on 07/23/2012 4:10:11 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Sporke

Thirteen dead! What do we ban, pick-up trucks ... illegals ... roads ... trees ... driving over 20 mph?


42 posted on 07/23/2012 4:16:51 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Hunton Peck

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.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/authorities-13-dead-after-truck-crashes-texas


43 posted on 07/23/2012 4:18:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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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.


44 posted on 07/23/2012 4:19:02 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: dragnet2

“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 doesn’t mean the government should be running checkpoints to measure everyone’s load. The same way the government shouldn’t confiscate all guns because some idiot thinks he’s 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

Period.


45 posted on 07/23/2012 4:19:10 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Sporke
Lefties care so much about the environment and lives, but won't do what it takes to curb the destruction and dying:


46 posted on 07/23/2012 4:22:18 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: Monkey Face

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.


47 posted on 07/23/2012 4:41:08 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: varyouga
We SHOULD thank government for standing out of the peoples’ way, even if some do act foolishly.

Well they do, but only for illegals entering illegally by the millions.

You on the other hand are totally regulated, taxed and controlled.

48 posted on 07/23/2012 5:22:29 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: kcvl
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.

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.

49 posted on 07/23/2012 5:26:47 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: synbad600

Most lefties would eleminate the majority of humans (excluding themselves) and “save” the environment.


50 posted on 07/23/2012 5:31:43 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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