An Ecuadorian migrant was killed in Mexico in a crash of a van
A migrant from Ecuador died and 10 others from Colombia and Guatemala were injured in an crash that occurred while they were being taken for processing in a van operated by Mexico's immigration agency, authorities said Saturday.
Mexico’s National Migration Institute said the van was involved in a collision with a bus in the the city of Mexicali, across the border from Calexico, California.
The institute said that eight injured migrants from Colombia and two from Guatemala had been taken to hospitals for treatment.
The drivers of the van and the bus involved in Friday's crash, which happened after the migrants had been detained along the border, were also injured.
The institute didn't release the name of the 36-year-old Ecuadorian killed in the crash. A photo supplied by the agency showed the van crushed up against a utility pole.
It was the latest in a series of deaths amid an upsurge in the number of migrants heading toward the U.S. border.