4 taken to hospital following police chase in Hidalgo County

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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.

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. 

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