8 killed after car plows into 18 pedestrians in Brownsville, Texas; alleged driver charged

Eight people were killed and 10 others were injured when a car plowed into 18 pedestrians who were waiting at a bus stop in Brownsville, Texas, police said.

The crash occurred at 8:29 a.m. Sunday near the Ozanam Center, according to Brownsville police. Some of the victims struck by the gray Range Rover were migrants under the care of Border Patrol, according to Brownsville police spokesman Martin Sandoval. Some were from Venezuela and all of the victims were males, Brownsville Police Chief Felix Sauceda said.

The SUV ran a red light, lost control and flipped on its side, Sauceda said at a news conference Monday.

The driver, 34-year-old George Alvarez, allegedly tried to flee the scene but was stopped by others, the chief said.