Border Patrol agents run over two migrants, killing one at King Ranch

Border Crime

HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — One person is dead and another injured after Border Patrol agents ran them over Thursday near Kingsville, Texas.

According to a news release, Border Patrol agents working on King Ranch near Kingsville ran over two migrants who were hiding in the grass on about 1 p.m. on Thursday.

Officials said the agents were searching large brush areas on foot and by vehicle when they encountered a group of migrants in the area.

One of the migrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents informed them that he and another migrant were run over by a Border Patrol vehicle while they hid in the grass.

Emergency services transported the two individuals to a hospital in Harlingen by helicopter.

One of the migrants, a Honduran man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was discharged from the hospital on Friday as he did not suffer serious injuries.

Agents told investigators that they were unaware of anyone hiding in the grass and they were not aware anyone had been run over until they were informed by the migrant.

The release states that the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, Kenedy County Sheriff’s Office, and CBP Office of Professional Responsibility were informed of this case and are reviewing the incident.

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