Thirteen illegal immigrants were killed in a car accident on Monday night after a coyote smuggler drove a Ford Expedition through a hole in the border fence and crashed into a semi-truck head-on in Southern California Monday night.
Border Patrol sources told Fox News that the accident involved “human smugglers and illegal immigrants.” The accident occurred 10 miles north of the border wall, in an intersection on state route 115 near Holtville, California.
25 people were crowded into one Ford Expedition when the accident occurred.
“At no point did the Border Patrol attempt to pursue the vehicle,” the Border Patrol agency said in a press release.
Another car was involved in entering the U.S. illegally on the same state road and caught on fire, however, 19 people were able to escape. The two cars were seen on surveillance entering the U.S through a hole cut in the border fence in a portion of the wall that was built between 2007 and 2009, not under former President Trump.
A representative of the Mexican Government said at least 10 of the victims who died in the SUV were Mexican nationals.
The border area has seen a surge in asylum seekers since President Biden took office as the Democrats plan to pass Amnesty under their full control of the government.
“We pray for the accident victims and their families during this difficult time,” Border Patrol’s El Centro sector chief, Gregory Bovino said in a Press release.