Sunday's crash came almost a week after more than 50 immigrants were found inside a refrigerated tractor-trailer Monday in San Antonio. He said at least one and possibly two others died at a hospital.
"This, I think, is a ideal example, of why are borders need to be secured", Boyd said.
Four people were pronounced dead at the scene while a fifth died at a hospital. Five people were transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center, including the driver who is believed to be a United States citizen.
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While travelling at top speed, the driver lost control of the SUV, which rolled, causing the deaths and injuries, the Texas Department of Public Safety was quoted as saying. The sheriff said there were 14 people in the vehicle and 12 of them were ejected.
Another passenger, also reported to be a us citizen, is under arrest in connection with the possible case of human smuggling.
He said his deputies are often involved in chases pursuing people suspected of smuggling undocumented immigrants and drugs.
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The sheriff said it was just the latest in a series of police chases involving human and drug smugglers in the Big Wells area.
Footage from a motorist who witnessed the crash and posted video to Facebook shortly after shows at least four bodies on the ground, the mangled Chevrolet and several Border Patrol vehicles at the scene. Border Patrol agent kills immigrant woman near Texas-Mexico border The driver of the vehicle was trying to escape agents around noon Sunday when the vehicle went off the road, officials said. "There needs to be censors, there needs to be other things integrated to be able to protect our borders".
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