Migrant Smuggler That Killed Five In Crash Pleads Guilty, Faces Life In Prison
Texas is a popular place for illegal immigration due to its large border, and sometimes people sneaking across the border get into accidents. A 23-year-old has pled guilty on federal charges related to a smuggling run that ended in a car chase. Five of his passengers died in the crash. The Star-Telegram reports.
Jorge Luis Monsivais Jr., of Eagle Pass, Texas, faces possible life imprisonment for his charges. He and four co-defendants are waiting for their sentencing dates. The court record states that Monsivais was behind the wheel of an SUV chased by Border Patrol and local sheriff’s deputies back in June 2018. The high-speed chase ended in a crash in Big Wells, Texas. Four passengers died at the scene, and a fifth at the hospital.
The everyday driver isn’t going to know whether or not a car will take off on a high-speed chase, but it’s all too easy for these chases to draw in outside cars. When this happens, questions about whether the police have a share in the liability can come out.
Had a bystander been caught up in this crash, they might have had a case. If you’ve been hurt in a police chase, you may also have a case. Speak with a personal injury attorney and share your story.