11 dead as van transporting migrants loses control and flips in horror crash

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At least 11 people have died and multiple others wounded after a van transporting migrants flipped in a tragic crash.

The horror smash saw the vehicle flip after hitting a curb with reports stating the driver is among those who has died.

The accident, which took place south of Enrico in Brooks County, Texas, happened shortly before 11pm (GMT).

Brooks County Sheriff Martinez has confirmed the van was carrying migrants, with as many as 25 people possibly on board.

Photos from the scene show the damaged van sitting on a grass verge after the horrific crash, with windows and the body of the vehicle distorted.

Reporters at the scene claim it’s currently unknown if the migrants were legally contracted for work or part of a smuggling attempt.

Emergency services are based at the scene after the news at least 11 people have died so far.

It’s also believed the van was not involved in a pursuit before the accident.

Kens5 reporter, Anastasia Bolton states preliminary investigations claim the vehicle was speeding, missed a curve in the road, and lost control.

Fox News journalist, Bill Melugin, tweeted: “Texas DPS tells me 11 people are confirmed dead and 13 are injured after a van carrying suspected illegal immigrants veered off the road and crashed into a utility pole on US 281 in Encino, Brooks County.

“Driver is deceased, and there was no pursuit.”

The crash site is around 80 miles north of the Texas and Mexico border.

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