Statement by United States Attorney Ashley C. Hoff Regarding Migrant Deaths in Tractor Trailer Incident Yesterday Evening

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SAN ANTONIO – “San Antonio first responders and law enforcement discovered a tragic and disturbing scene yesterday evening on the southwest side of San Antonio. Dozens of immigrants were found dead or incapacitated in and around a tractor trailer with over a dozen others hospitalized in critical condition. All were the apparent victims of human smugglers indifferent to the well-being of human life. The South Texas heat is brutal this time of year, especially given the recent record-high temperatures. We will continue to work with the Homeland Security Investigations and the local responders to identify and bring those who were responsible for this tragedy to justice.”

Ashley C. Hoff, United States Attorney, Western District of Texas

 

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