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MISSION, Texas (AP) — Authorities say six people were killed after a stolen truck being pursued by authorities crashed into several vehicles at an intersection in South Texas.

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety statement, a DPS sergeant was pursuing the truck Monday afternoon just north of the city of Mission when the stolen vehicle hit three other cars.

DPS says besides the fatalities, an unknown number of individuals were injured. They were taken to various local hospitals and their conditions were not immediately known.

The names of those killed in the crash were not immediately released.

The driver of the stolen truck fled the scene but was later arrested. The driver, whose name was not released, was also treated at a local hospital.

DPS says the crash is under investigation.

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