two survivors released from hospitals, two remain in comas
As survivors of that pickup truck crash in Goliad County get out of hospitals, 1200 WOAI news reports they are being released into the custody of federal officials and are being processed for deportation.
"One adult and one juvenile have been released," Greg Palmore of Immigration and Customs Enforcement told 1200 WOAI,. "The adult will begin the administrative process. The juvenile is in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement."
Palmore says that will be 'standard operating procedure' for the six still hospitalized following the gruesome crash on Highway 59 that left 15 people dead.
15 people were killed in the crash, and of the six still hospitalized, two remain in comas.
The DPS says a front right tire that fell apart is the most likely cause of the wreck.
The driver, who was apparently engaged in the illegal immigrant smuggling trade, was from Mexico. Officials now believe that all 22 of his passengers were from Guatemala.
The Guatemalan consulate has begun releasing names of people it has confirmed were killed, and says the Guatemalan government will pay for returning the bodies for burial in Guatemala.
Officials say many of those in the F-250 pickup were related, and many have relatives in the United States.
The truck was on it's way to Houston.