George Alvarez, identified as driver who struck crowd in Brownsville, Texas

George Alvarez, 34, identified as driver who struck crowd outside of migrant shelter in Brownsville, Texas

George Alvarez Identified as Driver in Brownsville Migrant Shelter Tragedy

The driver responsible for the fatal crash outside the Ozanam Center in Brownsville, Texas, has been identified as George Alvarez, a 34-year-old with a long criminal history. He has been charged with eight counts of manslaughter and ten counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Alvarez is accused of intentionally ramming his Range Rover into a crowd of pedestrians waiting at a bus stop near the migrant and homeless shelter.

The tragedy occurred early Sunday morning, killing eight people, all migrants from Venezuela. Officials are still investigating the incident to determine whether the act was intentional, but police believe that Alvarez ran a red light and lost control of his SUV, which flipped onto its side before hitting the crowd of pedestrians.

Who is George Alvarez and What Happened in Brownsville?

Alvarez tried to flee the scene, but several bystanders held him down to prevent his escape. He has been arraigned on the charges and is being held on bonds totaling $3.6 million. Toxicology reports are pending to determine whether Alvarez was under the influence of any substances at the time of the crash.

The victims were all male and were waiting at a city bus stop next to the migrant shelter when the crash occurred. Six people died at the scene, and two others died later at the hospital. Nearly a dozen more were injured in the incident.

The tragedy has left the Brownsville community in shock and mourning. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims, and we hope that justice will be served for them.

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