Eight are dead and 10 injured in the border town of Brownsville, Texas, after a driver ran over a group of pedestrians Sunday morning, police said.
According to law enforcement, the incident occurred at around 8:30 a.m. at a bus stop across the street from Ozanam Center, a homeless and migrant shelter. Seven people hit “were dead on the spot,” an investigator with the Brownsville Police Department said. One person died later, the department said on Sunday night.
Most of the victims were Venezuelan men, according to the shelter’s director, Victor Maldonado, who said he reviewed security footage from Ozanam Center after getting a call about the crash.
“What we see in the video is that this SUV, a Range Rover, just ran the light that was about 100 feet away and just went through the people who were sitting there in the bus stop,” Maldonado told ValleyCentral.
One victim, Luis Herrera, said he and his friends were sitting on the curb waiting to go to the airport when the car came barreling into the group.