Authorities: 14 Dead After Pickup Truck Crashes in South Texas

Courtesy of Texas DPS: Crash kills 11 in South Texas
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McALLEN, Texas -- A consulate official says a Mexican citizen was among 14 killed when a pickup packed with illegal immigrants ran off a rural South Texas highway and crashed into trees.

Victor Corzo, the head of legal affairs at the Mexican consulate in San Antonio, says the 22-year-old man was from Tamaulipas state. The state in northern Mexico borders South Texas.

Corzo said Monday the consulate was still working to notify the man's family.

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement said citizens of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras were among the 11 men and three females killed. Nine more people remain in area hospitals.

Texas Department of Public Safety investigators were still working to determine the cause of the single-vehicle accident.