Dozens of undocumented immigrants were found packed in a trailer along a Texas highway near the Mexico border late Tuesday, according to authorities.
State police stopped the truck near the border town of Raymondville at around 10 p.m., officials said.
Inside, police found a stash of 90 people, two of whom were rushed to a local hospital, according to Willacy County Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Torres said.
Eighty-six passengers were treated on scene, mostly for heat exhaustion and dehydration, Torres told reporters.
The driver and a passenger in the cab were questioned by police, he added. It was not immediately clear if there were arrests.
Willacy County EMS Frank Torres confirm over 50 undocumented immigrants found inside of a tractor trailer on Northbound Highway 77 near Raymondville. No report of injuries at the moment. @kgbt pic.twitter.com/wrDoLqtf5m
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Video of the scene shows local law enforcement investigating the truck parked along Highway 77, about 30 miles north of the border to Mexico.
Border Patrol officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.