Statement Regarding Fatal Rollover in Dimmit County, Texas
DEL RIO, Texas - At approximately 11 a.m. CDT June 17, a Border Patrol agent assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station observed three vehicles traveling in tandem pass his location on a rural highway (FM 2664) and believed a smuggling event was taking place. The agent stopped one vehicle and called out a description of two other vehicles to other agents. Another Border Patrol agent encountered and stopped the second vehicle. Multiple arrests were made from each vehicle.
The third vehicle was encountered by a Border Patrol agent on Highway 190 and a vehicle stop was initiated. The driver did not stop and the attempt to stop the vehicle was taken over by a Dimmit County Sheriff’s office deputy. The vehicle rolled over a short distance later on highway 85 near Big Wells, resulting in multiple injuries and fatalities.
The incident is under investigation by the US Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety, Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, and Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those who died in the crash.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.