6 killed, 7 hurt during Texas police chase

Associated Press

Edna, Texas — Police say six people died and seven were hurt when their SUV rolled during a police chase in South Texas.

City police Chief Clinton Wooldridge says officers tried to stop the SUV for a traffic violation in Edna, 90 miles southwest of Houston, early Thursday, but the vehicle sped away. As police chased the car on Highway 59, it flipped several times.

Wooldridge says four people died at the scene and two more died at hospitals. Seven others are hospitalized. No information has been released on their conditions.

Wooldridge says he believes the victims are citizens of Honduras and Guatemala. He has no information on their legal status in the U.S.

Investigators suspect other people may have been packed into the vehicle but fled after the accident.