The driver who smuggled migrants in an 18-wheeler across the border before leaving them to die was allegedly “very high on meth” when police arrested him.
The truck was discovered near San Antonio, Texas on Monday night, and since then the death toll has risen to at least fifty-three, with many more in hospital recovering from the ordeal.
According to the San Antonio Express News, the 45-year-old driver of the truck, Homero Zamorano, was arrested after fleeing the scene and taken into custody.
An officer told the outlet that Zamorano “was very high on meth” and “had to be taken to the hospital.” He originally tried to fool law enforcement by disguising himself as a victim of the tragedy, but it was soon revealed that he had been driving the truck. Read more…