At least 10 dead after van tips over in southern Texas

ENCINO, Texas — At least 10 people were killed after a van carrying 25 to 30 people tipped over on a southern Texas road Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

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Twenty people were also injured, the Brownsville Herald reported.

The van crashed just south of Encino at about 4:20 p.m. CDT, Brooks County Sheriff Urbino “Benny” Martinez told the newspaper. The crash occurred just south of the Falfurrias checkpoint, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Nathan Brandley told KVEO.

Martinez said he believes the van, equipped to hold 15 people, was transporting migrants, the Herald reported. The driver of the vehicle was killed, the sheriff said.

The sheriff added that the van was top-heavy and tipped over when the driver lost control in a curve, The Associated Press reported. Martinez added that the van was not involved in a pursuit.