Eleven people are dead and 12 are injured after a Ford F-250 pickup truck carrying 23 passengers crashed in the southern Texas town of Goliad.

First responders were sent to the scene to investigate a single-car crash off of Highway 59, and were shocked to find the sheer number of people in the vehicle's bed and cab. According to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Gerald Bryant, "This is the most people I've seen in any passenger vehicle, and I've been an officer for 38 years."

Bryant said that the victims ranged in age, and even went so far as to share that he saw two children dead at the scene.

According to investigators, the white 2000 Ford F-250 was traveling North on Highway 59 Sunday evening, when it veered off the right side of the highway and struck two trees. Emergency crews arrived to find six people dead inside the cab of the truck.

Boarder Patrol will also take part in the investigation of the crash. While it is not yet known if the victims were illegal immigrants, it has not yet been ruled out.


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      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll eat my hat if they weren't Catholic Mexicans that don't believe in birth control illegally in the country.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        And before all the "heartless racist" comments, I'm not as forgiving when it comes to "darwing award" completely avoidable scenarious that people willingly put themselves into, and would make a similar comment if it were an all too common stereotypical redneck disaster.
      DooMMasteR
      • 2 Years Ago
      Headline: "Truck carrying 23 passengers crashes, 12 dead" Text: "Eleven people are dead and 12 are injured after a Ford F-250 pickup truck carrying 23 passengers crashed in the southern Texas town of Goliad."
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        @DooMMasteR
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      Josh Lyon
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Boarder Patrol"? Border Patrol.
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well at least nothing of value was lost.
        xtopher
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RodRAEG
        you're an a man, you're a sick bastard
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RodRAEG
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          RodRAEG
          • 2 Years Ago
          Yeah but I'm winning in the number of replies.
      purplewonagain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, 11 or 12 people are killed in a terrible accident, and all we get are jackass racists and spelling nazis. Rest in peace and prayers for the families, no matter what country they call home.
        montegod7ss
        • 2 Years Ago
        @purplewonagain
        You need to learn the definition of racism, and not from Jesse Jackson. I haven't seen a single racist comment on here yet, but a few prejudice ones.
          MONTEGOD7SS
          • 2 Years Ago
          @montegod7ss
          Racism is the belief that only (insert race) is the true race. White Power, nazis, black panthers, you get the picture. Prejudice is locking your doors as a black guy comes up to your car. Not giving someone the benefit of the doubt is prejudice, and is much much more common and mislabeled as racism. True racism really is minimal these days in my opinion, but everyone on the planet is prejudice to some degree.
          purplewonagain
          • 2 Years Ago
          @montegod7ss
          Is prejudice based on race any different from racism? Honest question, perhaps I do need to open my websters again. And I hope that I have not learned anything from "The Reverend" Makes me feel a little sick if something from that joker has leached into my subconsious.
          Gorgenapper
          • 2 Years Ago
          @montegod7ss
          @Montegod No, locking your doors as ANY guy comes up to your car is prudence. I religiously lock my doors before I drive (actually my car does it for me), and I watch all my mirrors for anybody getting too close to my car.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        carboy55
        • 2 Years Ago
        And the winner of the "Godless piece of uneducated American filth award" goes to bigtruckseries0.
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      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Okay, look- this is tragic. Any loss of life in such an accident is tragic. Regardless of race or age. But let's call this what it is- a stupid, avoidable accident. And a perfect example of us needing to get this border protection in check. Stop being a bunch of politically correct, scared pansies, and do the goddam (sic, I know) job you owe your nation and it's people. This immigration garbage is getting out of hand.
      Andre B.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not saying you are wrong, but it amazes me how many people automatically think it was a bunch of mexicans. Sure it could've been, but it could have just as easily been a group of idiot teenagers.
        JKM
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre B.
        If you've been out of you house in the last decade, why would one not assume it was 23 Mexicans in that truck in Texas???? Seriously, unless you live in upstate Maine, this would be your first assumption because that's what you see everyday on the roads of this modern day La America.
        montegod7ss
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre B.
        Could have been leprechauns, but wasn't. You keep living in the land of Rainbows and Unicorns, while those of us in the real world try to fix problems instead of acting like they don't exist.
      Brex
      • 2 Years Ago
      AB, I don't come here for this type of news. Is this really Auto News? It's merely a platform for political comments from closed-minded, right wing, and racist ignoramuses. Saying it's good they're dead, calling them cockroaches and sardines. You should shut this down now!
        Nathan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brex
        Looks like Stormfronters crashed AB.
        derekwilkinson
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brex
        Not liking illegal immigrants is closed-minded, right wing, and racist? Really?
          Rob J
          • 2 Years Ago
          @derekwilkinson
          Not liking = being glad their dead? And these could just as easily have been legal migrant workers brought in to keep your food cheap.
          WillieD
          • 2 Years Ago
          @derekwilkinson
          Brex, when that happens let us know.
        Joseph
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brex
        Who said those things?
        midworken
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brex
        You clearly don't know who owns Autoblog. Huffington Post is quite the liberal media source.
      JKM
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is sad. And since the article touches on this subject, my guess is: 1 Ford Pickup Truck + 23 Passengers almost always = Mexicans... especially in Texas.
      GreenN_Gold
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sardinas.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GreenN_Gold
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      Guerro
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Boarder Patrol will also take part in the investigation of the crash. While it is not yet known if the victims were illegal immigrants, it has not yet been ruled out." Yeah, because everyday you see regular US Citizens piled 23 deep in a pickup speeding down the highway.
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