A suspected human smuggler and three undocumented immigrants have been taken to a local hospital following a chase and rollover accident in the upper Valley Thursday afternoon.
Authorities say at about 4 p.m., a traffic stopped turned into a chase when the driver refused to stop and started speeding in La Joya.
The chase ended in Peñitas as the vehicle rolled over into a ditch on Alma Street near Expressway 83. It’s unclear what caused the crash, as no other vehicles were involved.
The driver, a U.S. citizen, was arrested at the scene and faces charges for evading arrest and human smuggling.
All of the subjects were taken to a hospital for injuries.
Their conditions are unknown at this time.
The case remains under investigation.