A video posted to Twitter by Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin shows the harsh, graphic reality of human smuggling across the southern border and its most deadly effects.
The video contains clips of dashcam and bodycam footage from the Texas Department of Safety troopers who pulled over a truck containing several immigrants who were reportedly being smuggled into the country.
As police closed in on the vehicle, a number of people can be seen in the footage hopping out and running away. Most go to the right into what appears to be open, grassy land leading to some trees.
But one unfortunate soul made the panicked decision to run across a lane of traffic to make his escape and was fatally struck by a vehicle.
Watch: (** GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED)
WARNING GRAPHIC: As @TxDPS troopers were taking a human smuggler into custody in Brooks County, several illegal immigrants bailed out of his vehicle and ran. One ran into the highway & was struck & killed by a vehicle. Smuggler charged w/ human smuggling causing death. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/Cul762bgFl
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) June 30, 2022
According to Melugin, the alleged smuggler has been charged with “human smuggling causing death.”
Social media responses largely blamed President Joe Biden’s lax border policies for the death:
We can thank the open southern border policy for all of it.
— G in the Lou (@GintheLou) June 30, 2022
Thank for your great journalism and for covering the horrors of an open border. It’s awful to watch but people need to know what’s going on.
— SweetWilliam (@sharpesrifles) June 30, 2022
This is very sad….but unfortunately, with today’s Supreme Court ruling to end the “Remain In Mexico” policy, it’s going to get much worse.
— Ravi Yande (@ravireport) June 30, 2022
Build the wall. This horror has to stop.
— GoshSteve (@GoshSteve) June 30, 2022
I feel bad for the driver
— Foxy’s Crime Scenes (@thewaryfox) June 30, 2022
America is in dire trouble.
— Tweety Bird (@busybirdie10) June 30, 2022
Policies have consequences. pic.twitter.com/7s4spVqmvB
— Free Florida🚜🇺🇸Gator!🐊 (@BOLG8TR) June 30, 2022
This falls on the president’s desk
— CJ Junior (@CJJinNC) June 30, 2022
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