"From what we can tell, the vehicle ran off the road and caught gravel and then tried to re-correct", Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told the Independent, which "caused the vehicle to turn over several times", ejecting many of its occupants.
"The vehicle was traveling around 100 miles an hour", Boyd said.
Of the eight people who were injured, one has been released to the custody of Border Patrol, while seven others-including the juvenile-remain in hospital, according to the statement.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas on Tuesday said those charged include Jorge Luis Monsivais Jr., 20, of Eagle Pass, Texas, the driver of the 2007 Suburbanthat crashed near the town of Big Wells on Sunday, killing five people. "I think we need a wall in my opinion".
Growing attention to an immigration policy that is splitting children from parents after their arrests at the border have people wondering what the actual law is.
The driver is now in custody with Homeland Security Investigations, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. A fifth person died at a hospital.
A Border Patrol agent observed three vehicles traveling one behind the other on FM 2664 and suspected a smuggling attempt was happening, the agency said in a statement.
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In this image tweeted by David Caltabiano of KABB/WOAI, a heavily damaged SUV is seen on Texas Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, after crashing while carrying more than a dozen people fleeing from Border Patrol agents, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Prosecutors said Tuesday that almost two dozen people believed to be in the country illegally were involved in the smuggling scheme.
"The United States", he said, "will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility". "I was talking to one mother, and she said, "Don't take my child away", and the child started screaming and vomiting and crying hysterically, and she asked the officers, "Can I at least have five minutes to console her?"
"We are trying to protect the children, which is why I'm asking Congress to act", said Nielsen.
Just before noon, about 50 miles from the Mexico border, US Border Patrol initiated a pursuit of a Chevrolet Suburban suspected of being in a "smuggling event" near Carrizo Springs, Texas.