At least five people died and several others injured as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.

Dimmit County Sheriff, Marion Boyd said the SUV went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting those inside. Texas Department of Public Safety(DPS) officials also confirmed that four were pronounced dead at the scene on Sunday, while the fifth person died at a hospital.

Most of the occupants were believed to be living in the country without legal permission. Boyd told San Antonio television station WOAI that a driver and one passenger are believed to be U.S. citizens and are both in custody.

Some of the injured were taken by helicopter to San Antonio, about 90 miles (144.83 kilometres) northeast. The DPS said a Border Patrol agent was trying to pull over the SUV when the driver attempted to speed away, lost control, and flipped over.

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