Alleged Illegal Immigrant Arrested in Multi Fatality Crash Near Robstown

An alleged illegal immigrant from Mexico has been arrested by Homeland Security agents in connection with the SUV crash near Robstown on Thursday that left six migrants dead, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The U. S. Attorney's office says Ivan Puga-Moreno told them he was attempting to smuggle 'more than a dozen' illegal immigrants through the Brush Country and around the Border Patrol checkpoints when he drove into a drainage ditch off FM 1694 in Nueces County.. Six people were killed and nine others were hurt.. All of the victims are illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America, officials said.

Officials say the suspect's girlfriend told them he is in the U.S. illegally.

Puga-Moreno is charged with unlawfully transporting migrants, and has a court date Monday in Houston.

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