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.
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