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Richard Diaz, an Indiana man accused of smuggling three migrants, crashed his car during a high-speed chase in Uvalde County recently, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Richard Diaz is 21 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, an Indiana man who was accused of smuggling three migrants crashed his car during a high-speed chase in Uvalde County recently.
Richard Diaz allegedly told police that he was being paid $3,000 per person to smuggle the migrants from the border community of Eagle Pass to San Antonio.
He was charged with two counts of human smuggling causing severe bodily injury, Texas DPS spokesman Christopher Olivarez told Fox News Digital.
Dashcam footage shows the driver accelerating from an apparent traffic stop at night. As the driver sped through what appeared to be a residential area, his vehicle spun out of control and careened off the road into a pole.
Diaz told the responding officer after the wreck that he “panicked.”
It’s the latest incident of human smuggling to strike Uvalde, which like other communities near the U.S.-Mexico border, has been inundated with migrants in recent months.
Last month, a 17-year-old girl who police say was “involved in human smuggling” crashed a vehicle in downtown Uvalde, leaving two people dead and ten others injured.
“The nightmare of the border crisis, when will it end?” Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, previously told Fox News Digital. “The people of Uvalde have been through so much the past year-and-a-half. And these high-speed chases have honestly been going on nonstop for almost two years now.”