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4 dead, 4 injured in accident involving human smuggling ( Utah )
KSL ^ | May 16th, 2014 | Pat Reavy

Posted on 05/16/2014 2:56:38 PM PDT by george76

THOMPSON SPRINGS, Grand County — Four people were killed and four others critically injured after a van that was apparently involved in a human smuggling operation rolled multiple times on I-70 Friday morning.

About 4:30 a.m., approximately 34 miles west of the Utah-Colorado border


Investigators believe a ninth person, possibly a woman, walked away from the scene. That person had not been located as of noon.

"We're looking at this as possibly being a human smuggling case," Royce said.

The Utah State Bureau of Investigations, Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were assisting the Utah Highway Patrol in the investigation.

All of the accident victims are Hispanic,


In 2007, eight people were killed and seven injured when an SUV on U.S. 191 near Bluff, San Juan County, went off the road and rolled. Law enforcers said it was another incident of human smuggling.

In 2005, a van carrying 14 illegal immigrants rolled on U.S. 191 near Moab, killing two people.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: aliens; beanspills; humansmuggling; illegal; illegalimmigrants; illegals; immigrant; immigrants

1 posted on 05/16/2014 2:56:38 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Very sad
BUT this will be used by Dems to decry ho awful it is for illegals
as if this was our fault

2 posted on 05/16/2014 2:59:03 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: george76

Only 9 people in the van? That is way below average. The best was the guys that got a white econoline van and made it look like a USMC van with stolen plates. They got to a BP checkpoint and the agents there noticed one small problem. All the occupants were in cammies, but they all had the same name tag.

3 posted on 05/16/2014 3:00:40 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: george76

Sorry,no sympathy from me.And no,I wouldn’t expect any sympathy ..from ANYONE (including Mexicans)...if I were to suffer the same fate after having illegally invaded Mexico (or any other country).

4 posted on 05/16/2014 3:09:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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5 posted on 05/16/2014 3:22:10 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: george76

More Auto-Americans and Democrat voters....

6 posted on 05/16/2014 3:22:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: USNBandit

John Parker, John Bigbooté, John Smallberries, John Yaya, John Emdall...

7 posted on 05/16/2014 3:35:09 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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When I lived in Arizona these types of accidents —with vans and trucks packed full of illegals in them—happened on a regular basis on the highways coming up from Mexico via Tucson.

The local fire departments, when called to respond to the mass carnage of dead and dying illegal aliens on the highways (I-10 and others), always referred to these types of accidents as “Bean Spills.” “We’ve had a Bean Spill near Florence. All units respond.” Rather hilarious if you think about it. (Except of course the part where Arizona tax payers would always end up having to pay for all of their medical bills).

8 posted on 05/16/2014 6:08:00 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (What does it mean to be declared "guilty" in a nation without the rule of law?)
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To: george76

Batting .500

9 posted on 05/16/2014 7:04:27 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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While I am NOT sympathetic towards illegals and accidents like this one, it is sad that anyone has to sneak into a country (ours or anywhere else) trying to better themselves and their families, nor am I a fan of “amnesty”. Let me hasten to add that not all illegals are here for good intentions and many are not the type people we want as U.S. citizens.

10 posted on 05/17/2014 4:45:19 AM PDT by DaveA37
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I am not sympathetic to invading hordes, regardless of their motivation. This accident did to 4 what we should be doing at the border, then it would stop.

11 posted on 05/17/2014 4:52:07 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: george76

Another roll over accident happened in La Joya,Texas.Posted on 05.16.2014 .Authorities are investigating an immigrant chase that ended in a rollover accident leaving at least 16 people injured and one person dead.

The chase ended with a crash near Whitewing and Saloman Chapa Drives just before 11 a.m. Friday.

Full details were not immediately available but according to preliminary reports, a white SUV was involved in a chase with law enforcement officials.

Investigators confirmed that 16 illegal immigrants were injured while one is dead.

The driver and three others allegedly fled the scene prompting authorities to set up a perimeter and manhunt in the area.

The fatal accident happened blocks away from Lorenzo De Zavala Middle School.

La Joya ISD officials said the middle school, La Joya High School and La Joya West Academy have all been placed under lockdown until further notice.

“Student safety is La Joya ISD’s number one priority,” La Joya ISD officials said in a statement. “We ask that parents remain calm, as all children in the schools are safe and free of harm. The lockdown remains in effect until further notice.”

This happens almost every week .The border has some open gaps in it so that illegals are walking into America, meeting up with a driver who will drive them wherever. Not much thought goes into this.Really 16 people in SUV is just an accident waiting to happen.Like here 8 people in a van.Many times these smugglers just walk away from fatal accidents.Not caring if people live or die.I wonder why when illegals,supporters,never openly condemned human smugglers ? They mistreat and abuse the people paying them to smuggle them into America. They load up cars,suv’s,vans,trucks with as many people as they can and often enough it leads to the smuggler be pursued by law enforcement .Accidents like these happen all the time. I never really actually hear any protesters saying anything about what smugglers can and will do..They sure do for look for anything that can be directed at America for causing them problems..But smugglers get a free pass every time.

12 posted on 05/17/2014 8:00:17 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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