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One dead, six injured during high speed chase near Batesville

Batesville, TX - THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS) is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on March 6, 2021 at approximately 6:05 pm on Farm to Market road 1025 in Zavala County.

The crash occurred approximately 9 miles south of Batesville. Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2005 Dodge pickup was evading from Zavala County Sheriffs Office traveling north on US Highway 83.

The pickup then turned onto FM 1025, where a DPS trooper deployed a tire deflation device on the roadway. The vehicle took evasive action to avoid the tire deflation device, lost control striking a fence post, and rolled over.

Due to injuries sustained, a passenger of the Dodge pickup, Ansis Evelio Palma Sierra 41 YOA, a Honduras national, was pronounced deceased at a hospital in San Antonio.

Six additional passengers were taken to the hospital for evaluation, and the driver was arrested by the Zavala County Sheriffs Office. DPS troopers are further investigating this fatal crash.

Un muerto, seis heridos durante persecución a alta velocidad en Batesville

Batesville, TX - EL DEPARTAMENTO DE SEGURIDAD PÚBLICA DE TEXAS (DPS) está investigando un accidente fatal que ocurrió el 6 de marzo de 2021 aproximadamente a las 6:05 pm en Farm to Market road 1025 en el condado de Zavala.

El accidente ocurrió aproximadamente a 9 millas al sur de Batesville. La investigación preliminar reveló que una camioneta Dodge 2005 plateada se escapaba de la Oficina del Sheriff del condado de Zavala que viajaba hacia el norte por la carretera 83 de los EE.

La camioneta luego giró en FM 1025, donde un policía de DPS desplegó un dispositivo de desinflado de llantas en la carretera. El vehículo tomó una acción evasiva para evitar el dispositivo de desinflado de llantas, perdió el control al chocar contra un poste de la cerca y volcó.

Debido a las lesiones sufridas, un pasajero de la camioneta Dodge, Ansis Evelio Palma Sierra 41 YOA, de nacionalidad hondureña, fue declarado fallecido en un hospital de San Antonio.

Seis pasajeros adicionales fueron llevados al hospital para ser evaluados y el conductor fue arrestado por la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Zavala. Los soldados de DPS están investigando más a fondo este accidente fatal.

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Ricsy Rubio
Ricsy Rubio
Apr 06, 2021

The one who died is my uncle, 💔😭he left 2 children, one 4 and another 9 years old, it is very painful what we are going through ... he was only looking for a better life, his dream was to take his wife and 2 children , because he wanted to see his children studied. And now seeing those 2 babies without their father breaks our soul, we do not know how to fulfill that dream he had, to see his children studying. Life in Honduras is unfortunately very difficult.

Immigration authorities, if they can see this message, the only thing that we family members ask is that his wife and children have a better life in the United States,…

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