Five killed in vehicle chase involving US Border Patrol agents in Texas

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"The vehicle ran off the road and caught gravel and then tried to recorrect and then caused the vehicle to turn over several times", he said.

Boyd said there were 14 people in the vehicle that flipped.

Four people believed to be undocumented immigrants were pronounced dead on the scene with a fifth pronounced dead after being transported to a San Antonio hospital.

"We've seen this many, many times and not only in this county but other counties along the border", he said.

Dimmit County, Texas Sheriff Marion Boyd said Border Patrol agents began chasing a Chevrolet Suburban around noon on Sunday. Boyd tells San Antonio television station WOAI a driver and one passenger are believed to be USA citizens.

Some of the injured passengers were flown by medical helicopters to hospitals in San Antonio, and others were taken by ambulances to a hospital in Dimmit County. People from both vehicles were arrested, according to the statement.

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The sheriff said he didn't know where the immigrants were from.

"This is a ideal example of why our borders need to be secure".

He added: 'This is a ideal example of why our borders need to be secure'. The passenger in the front seat is reportedly in police custody.

CNN reports they reached out to Yolanda Choates, a spokeswoman for US Customs and Border Protection, but she directed all comments back to the sheriff's department.

"Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those who died in the crash", The Border Patrol said in the statement.

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