News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pickup jammed with 30 people crashes; 4 killed

Published: 04.28.2008

Corrected version. An earlier version said up to 60 people were in the truck

A man believed to be the smuggler of more than two dozen illegal immigrants who were killed or injured in a rollover crash in central Arizona was still at large Monday.

The pickup truck that the smuggler was driving was crammed with more than 30 people when it rolled over Sunday. Four were killed and 27 were injured, some critically.

Pinal County sheriff's spokeswoman Vanessa White said speed was the ultimate factor in the crash and that alcohol could have been a factor. Open beer containers were found on the passenger side of the truck.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office originally reported that as many as 60 immigrants were in the truck.

But federal officials said Monday that a little more than 30 were in the crash. A separate group of illegal immigrants unrelated to the pickup was found nearby during the investigation.

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