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Texas Sheriff's Dashcam Records Chase with Illegal Immigrants; One Escapee Who Fell Ill Got a Hospital Admission

"One individual did get run over but he also fled the scene."

Amid the worsening crisis over illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, a police dashcam video recorded one example of the problem's severity in southern Texas, about a three-hour drive from the border.

Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva told KENS-TV in San Antonio that his deputies spotted two SUVs packed with illegal immigrants — mostly from Honduras — chased down the vehicles, only to watch as many as 30 illegals took off on foot.

Image source: KENS-TV Image source: KENS-TV

"One individual did get run over but he also fled the scene," Villanueva said.

The incident occurred about an hour south of San Antonio; the sheriff is concerned over the increase in the number of juveniles he's seeing.

"It's overwhelming," he said.

Image source: KENS-TV Image source: KENS-TV

Deputies caught 25 of the 30 illegal immigrants, as well as one of the drivers; the other is still at large. One of the captured illegals was dehydrated after attempting to hide during the hot day; he was taken to a hospital to get checked out.

Both SUVs were recovered, Villanueva said, with T-shirts, a hat and empty plastic bottles found inside.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are investigating.

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