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Texas truck crash kills 13 people, injures 10

A white pickup truck carrying 23 people crashed in South Texas on Sunday, July 22, 2012, killing at least 11 people, officials said.

July 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities said at least 13 people were killed and 10 were injured in a single-vehicle crash in rural South Texas on Sunday.

According to Goliad County officials, a white 2000 Ford F-250 pickup truck packed with passengers slammed into two large trees outside of Corpus Christi. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

Twenty-three people were loaded inside the truck's cab and bed. The truck was heading north on U.S. 59 when it went off the right side of the highway. Six of those killed were still inside the truck when emergency crews arrived. Officials said several of the survivors were airlifted to hospitals with life-threatening injuries.

Gerald Bryant, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, told ABC News that U.S. Border Patrol was assisting with the investigation. The legal statuses of the victims were not immediately known, Bryant said.