Nine suspected illegal immigrants died Wednesday when their van crashed just after a Border Patrol stop in the south Texas town of Palmview. The van had been gutted to hold 19 people. Four men managed to flee the wreck, but two of them were captured by authorities. Some of the passengers fled during the Border Patrol stop, and the agents pursued them on foot. The van took off when the border agents pursued the fleeing passengers. The agents returned to their vehicle and found a scene of carnage a few blocks away.