McALLEN, Texas (AP) — State authorities have identified a motorist of a pickup lorry that was congested with suspected bootleg immigrants when it crashed, murdering 15 people and injuring a other 8 in a vehicle.
Texas Department of Public Safety orator Gerald Bryant pronounced Tuesday that 22-year-old Ricardo Mendoza-Pineda was a motorist of a lorry that crashed Sunday dusk nearby Goliad, 90 miles southeast of San Antonio.
Bryant says Mendoza-Pineda is from Mexico, though pronounced he could not criticism on his immigration status. The Mexican Consulate in San Antonio reliable Monday that one of a citizens, a 22-year-old male from Tamaulipas state on a limit with South Texas, was killed in a crash.
Bryant pronounced he did not know where Mendoza-Pineda was from in Mexico, though he pronounced a lorry was headed to Houston.
State authorities trust that a pickup truck’s front right tire came apart, expected causing a car to curve off a farming highway and crash. A rough review indicates layers of a tire had separated.
Bryant would not contend if a tire was aged and worn, nor if a subdivision was a production issue. He did not name a tire brand.