A van carrying 19 people, all suspected of being illegal immigrants, recently crashed in southern Texas. Nine people were killed in the crash, six more were injured, four people fled the scene (two were later caught). Overcrowding of the van by the coyote, or human trafficker, is believed to be the cause of the accident. Lenny Sanchez, a police commander used by the article for their ethos-based argument, commented the police often see these top-heavy, overcrowded vans tip over. The article was very straight forward and seemed to make many unbiased fact claims until the end. The authors appealed to pathos in the last couple paragraphs by describing the dead bodies on the side of the road. A witness's emotional account of the "bodies still moving" was also mentioned. This may indicate the authors' position on illegal immigration (which one would infer that they side with the pro-illegal immigration stance) or that they are acknowledging the loss of human life is such a sad way.
Nine suspected illegal immigrants killed in Texas crash
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