8 Hospitalized For Heat Illness After Paying To Be Transported To Phoenix By U-Haul
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said eight suspected
undocumented immigrants have been hospitalized after being found in the back of
a U-Haul truck at a gas station northwest of
“The heat being what it was that day, they were just sick,” Henry said. “They were pounding on the back of the truck or whatever and the truck finally pulled over and the doors opened, and there was witnesses to those doors opening, and there were so many people in medical distress.”
Henry said the eight were gravely ill. Two of them were flown out by helicopter, and he said all of them were subject to levels of heat illness including heat stroke.