One dead after SUV with immigrants sinks into pond outside San Antonio

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by KENS 5 Staff

KENS 5 San Antonio

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 8:30 AM

Wilson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a crime scene at FM 427 and CR 225, just southeast of Floresville, where a diver recovered a man's body from a stock tank.

According to authorities, a vehicle carrying several undocumented immigrants was headed down County Road 427 when a Wilson County deputy pulled it over for a broken headlight.

The deputy was just about to question the driver, but the vehicle reportedly sped off down CR 225.

The driver drove though several fences before plummeting into a stock tank, authorities said.

The vehicle quickly became completely submerged in the murky depths. Authorities said four illegal immigrants from Guatemala were found on top of the submerged SUV, another was found on the dam, and six others were found on CR 427.

A dive team from Texas City and San Marcos was at the scene to help retrieve the vehicle and its contents. The diver pulled the body of a man from the passenger side of the submerged vehicle. But he has not yet been identified.

The Department of Homeland Security was also at the scene.

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