Semi with dozens of immigrants pulled over in Willacy County

A semi truck carrying dozens of undocumented immigrants was stopped in Willacy County Tuesday night.

Sheriff Larry Spence said he did not immediately know why the truck was pulled over.

The Willacy County Sheriff’s Office, Raymondville police, Border Patrol and EMS were at the scene.

Emergency medical services in the county put out a call for support from Cameron County to help check out the health of the people in the truck, “to be on the safe side,” Spence said.

He said he did not have any immediate reports of anyone being injured.

The truck was pulled over on I-69E at FM 3168, causing traffic to be routed around the truck. Spence said he got the call about 11 p.m.