15-year-old arrested after leading Texas DPS troopers on high-speed chase in Frio County

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Saturday, February 4, 2023
Teen leading troopers on chase found with illegal immigrant inside car
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The teen and a 12-year-old passenger, who was a reported runway, are accused of human smuggling after their truck carrying an illegal immigrant crashed into an overpass.

FRIO COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A dramatic new video shows a 15-year-old leading Texas Department of Safety troopers on a high-speed chase and then needing to be rescued in Frio County.

The video captures the teen crashing into a barrier and then flying over an overpass, landing on the opposite side of the highway, police said.

The 15-year-old, who tried to escape law enforcement, also had a 12-year-old passenger who was a reported runaway.

Investigators said both are accused of human smuggling after a migrant in the country illegally was found in the vehicle.

The person was taken to the hospital with injuries, investigators said.

The teen was taken into custody and is facing a multitude of charges, including human smuggling and evading arrest.