EL PASO, Texas – El Paso County Commissioner David Stout, chairman of the Texas Border Coalition (TBC), today issued the following statement after the driver of a sport utility vehicle slammed into a crowd of people at a Brownsville bus stop on Sunday, killing eight and injuring at least 10:
“The Texas Border Coalition extends its deepest condolences to the families who lost precious loved ones when they were struck by an SUV in Brownsville yesterday. Our hearts also go out to the injured, their families, and everyone affected by this tragedy.
“We are thankful for the dedication of local law enforcement and medical personnel who serve the Brownsville community, as well as the first responders who raced to scene and saved lives.”
“This is a heartbreaking tragedy that has Brownsville and communities across Texas shaken and in search of answers. As law enforcement works to gather all the facts surrounding the incident, border communities feel enormous solidarity with Cameron County and its citizens, and we will continue to stand with them in the days and weeks to come.”
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About the Texas Border Coalition (TBC)
The Texas Border Coalition (TBC) is a collective voice of border mayors, county judges, economic development commissions focused on issues that affect 2.5 million people along the Texas-Mexico border region and economically disadvantaged counties from El Paso to Brownsville. TBC is working closely with the state and federal government to educate, advocate, and secure funding for transportation, immigration and border security, workforce development, economic development and health care. For more information, visit the coalition website at www.texasbordercoalition.org. Follow TBC on Facebook and Twitter [#TXBorderCoalition] to keep up to date on all of the latest news about the coalition and its activities.