Illegal immigrants found locked in hot trailer in Edinburg, Texas

14 August, 2017, 03:07 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Illegal immigrants found locked in hot trailer in Edinburg, Texas

Seventeen undocumented immigrants were discovered on Sunday (Aug. 13) locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a truck stop in Edinburg, Texas, according to Edinburg Police Chief David White.

James Bradley, 60, the driver of the trailer, was arrested and charged with smuggling the people.

Temperatures in Edinburg reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) on Sunday. KRGV reports 17 people were inside the trailer at the Flying J in Edinburg.

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A male and female in charge of the tractor trailer were both detained, officials said.

Officials told Fox News that the immigrants were from Guatemala, Mexico, and Romania. He reported that the trailer was getting too hot inside for them, according to reports.

Police officers were notified by a concerned family member in Mexico, who reported that their relative was trapped in the trailer. After knocking on one of the trailers, police officials heard a knock back and ultimately found 17 illegal locked inside the trailer. Ten of those inside the San Antonio trailer died after suffering from heat exhaustion.

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