7 dead, 6 injured after car hits pedestrians in Texas border town, driver arrested

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A car smashed into a crowd of people in a Texas border town on Sunday morning, killing seven people.

Around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, a car slammed into a group of pedestrians in Brownsville, Texas. Police said that seven people were killed and six people are being treated for serious and minor injuries.

Police arrested the male driver of the vehicle. He was the only person in the car. The driver is reportedly being tested for alcohol and drug use.

ABC News reported, “The driver is in the hospital being treated and under 24-hour guard watch, police said.”

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The Brownsville Police Department said the driver was charged with reckless driving, but there could be further charges as the investigation continues.

The vehicle appears to be a grey Range Rover, which had extensive damage.

Investigators did not indicate if the crash was intentional or if the driver had a motive.

Martin Sandoval from the Brownsville Police Department told Fox News that it had been confirmed that there were migrants amongst the victims.

A representative from the Brownsville Police Department told ABC News that the crash occurred near a bus stop and the Ozanam Center in Brownsville.

The Ozanam Center is a shelter for migrants and homeless people that provides “housing to homeless, regardless of sex, color, creed, and national origin.” The center houses and feeds up to 200 people in need.

Brownsville is a popular destination for illegal immigrants entering the country from Mexico.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated when new details become available.

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