Texas Trooper Collides with Trucker Trying to Stop Human Smuggler

Feb. 29, 2024
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was chasing a suspected human smuggler when the trooper's unit was struck by a commercial truck trying to block the fleeing vehicle.

A suspected human smuggler evaded Department of Public Safety pursuit near Mines Road on Wednesday, Feb. 28 as a commercial truck attempting to assist was hit by a DPS unit.

The incident occurred around 3:58 p.m. Wednesday as a DPS trooper attempted to stop a silver Chrysler 200 suspected to be involved in a human smuggling. The Chrysler failed to stop leading to a pursuit.

During the pursuit, one DPS unit was struck by the Chrysler. Shortly after that, a trooper crashed into a commercial trailer.

The crash with the commercial trailer occurred near the intersection of San Mateo Drive and San Gabriel Drive. Further investigation revealed the commercial truck was attempting to assist in the pursuit as it tried to block the Chrysler. The Chrysler was able to drive around the truck, then the DPS unit crashed into it.

A crash investigation is being conducted, and other agencies are assisting in attempting to locate the Chrysler.

The crash was one of three reported around the city Wednesday afternoon by the Laredo Police Department.

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