Border Patrol pursuit on San Diego ends in rollover crash, killing 3

Submitted by hermandadmex on August 24, 2017

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Border Patrol pursuit on Interstate 15 ends in rollover crash, killing 3

Vehicle was involved in Border Patrol pursuit

Three people died aerly this month of August after an SUV rollover crash in the North County near Lake Hodges.

CHP said a total of four people were involved in the single-vehicle crash. Two people died at the scene and two others were transported to Palomar Hospital.

One of those transported later died at the hospital. The fourth person is hospitalized with major injuries, CHP said.

CHP officials Friday identified the dead as a 28-year-old Hispanic male from San Diego, a Hispanic male possibly in his 20s, and a female possibly in her 20s. The fourth person hospitalized was identified as a 22-year-old male from San Juan Bautista, Mexico.

The victims were not immediately identified. CHP and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers are investigating the crash.

CBP explained that Border Patrol officers were in the area running license plates. One result returned a plate associated to a possible armed and dangerous murder suspect, who may also be involved with human smuggling, according to CBP. Border Patrol officers attempted to stop the vehicle on I-15 near Deer Springs Road and the SUV continued on, prompting a pursuit that ended in a rollover crash.


Source: San Diego Channel 10