San Antonio Immigrant Tragedy Recalls Deadly Smuggling Case That Ended in Collin County

Tragedies like Sunday's immigrant deaths in San Antonio have occurred in other parts of Texas, including the Dallas area.In July 2002, two men were found dead of heat exhaustion after an unventilated truck smuggling immigrants stopped in Collin County. Nearly a dozen more people were hospitalized.More than 40 people were packed among other cargo for the trip from New Mexico to Dallas. For 12 hours, they slipped in and out of consciousness from lack of oxygen, and resorted to drinking their own urine. They tried unsuccessfully to tear out the walls of the tractor to get air.  Continue reading...

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