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Crash near Benavides leaves 2 dead, 3 hospitalized

BENAVIDES, TX – Two people are dead after a van carrying seven undocumented immigrants crashed in Benavides, KIII TV reports. 

The van was driving north on Highway 359 when wet road caused it to hydroplane around 6 p.m.

As the vehicle spun out of control, it crashed through a fence and rolled over several time.

Two passengers died at the scene. Three other victims were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening. Authorities believe two others fled the scene on foot.

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