The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) released dash cam and body cam video from a stolen semi truck pursuit that ended with the discovery of eighteen people inside the cab of the truck.
The incident occurred June 17, 2023, in a LaSalle County, Texas.
Texas DPS says that a suspect in a stolen tractor trailer led troopers on a “high-speed” chase on IH-35.
The pursuit continued into a neighborhood, where the truck knocked over stop signs and an electrical post.
After the driver stopped the truck and fled on foot, troopers found “18 illegal immigrants … crammed inside the cabin of the truck.”
The driver has not yet been located by police.
See video from the police pursuit below.
18-WHEELER PURSUIT: A smuggler in a stolen truck tractor semi-trailer led @TxDPS Troopers on a high-speed chase on IH-35 in La Salle County. The suspect drove through neighborhoods, striking stop signs & an electrical post. The suspect bailed out & fled on foot. 18 illegal… pic.twitter.com/PsOghfblS6
— Chris Olivarez (@LtChrisOlivarez) June 19, 2023