8 found dead in tractor-trailer; driver arrested

San Antonio police officers investigate the scene Sunday, July 23, 2017, where eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The driver of a tractor-trailer in which eight people were found dead in a parking lot outside a Texas Walmart has been arrested.

Authorities haven’t released the identity of the driver.

San Antonio police say several other people from the tractor-trailer have been taken to hospitals. They say it’s a horrific human trafficking case.

Police say a Walmart employee was approached in the parking lot by a person from the truck who was asking for water late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Police say the employee gave the person the water and then called them and when they arrived they found the eight people dead in the back of the trailer.

Police say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is involved in the investigation into what happened.

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