At Least 7 Killed After Driver Plows Car Into Group in Texas
At least seven people were killed in Brownsville, Texas, on Sunday after the driver of a vehicle plowed into a crowd of migrants outside a center that serves homeless people, an official said.
The official, Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. of Cameron County, said the group was outside the Ozanam Center, near a bus stop, when a Range Rover barreled down upon them around 8:30 a.m. local time.
It was unclear whether the driver had lost control or had intentionally run over the group, Judge Treviño said. He said the driver had been injured and taken to a hospital.
By The New York Times
At least 11 others had also been taken to hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately known.
Judge Treviño said the scene was “very graphic” based on videos he had seen of the aftermath and a briefing he had received.
“They looked like very serious injuries,” he said. “It’s a tragedy either way, but if it was intentional, it’s worse.”
In a video posted on Facebook, the Brownsville Police Department said investigators were on the scene of a “major accident.” The police said roads were blocked, and asked drivers to find alternative routes to avoid the area.
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