Chase after migrants results in two deaths

WILLEMSTAD – Early this morning the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard detected an unidentified vessel on the north side of Curaçao. A unit was immediately dispatched to investigate and the police was also notified to check on land.

After an extensive search, officers spotted a suspect Honda SUV with eight occupants. The driver of the SUV led police on a wild chase that resulted in a violent crash on the eastern side of the island, at Kaya Mitologia.

Two of the occupants died and six were seriously injured. There are reports that during the chase, a coast guard officer fired at the SUV and one of the occupants was hit in the head. But this has not been officially confirmed.

They also found drugs and weapons which were apparently disposed of by the suspects during the chase. Their nationality has not been confirmed yet.

Source: The Daily Herald