Four Dead In Crash On Bridge Connecting U.S. And Mexico

PHARR, Texas (AP) — A fiery crash on a bridge that spans the United States’ border with Mexico has left at least four people dead.

It happened Thursday night on the Texas side of the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge and involved at least five vehicles, including two tractor trailers.

Police say the tractor trailers were headed in opposite directions on the bridge when they wrecked. Three people in a pickup truck were killed when it plunged off the span and landed on a road below. Another person was killed in a collision with one of the trucks. Rescue workers are searching for more possible victims.

The pickup had Texas license plates. The tractor-trailers and another car involved in the wreck appeared to have Mexican tags.

The bridge is the fourth largest between Texas and Mexico and handles more than 17,000 cars and trucks a day.