2 Dead, Several Injured in 2 Crashes Involving Border Patrol

Two people are dead, several others were injured in a pair of crashes that followed Border Patrol chases in the county..

Two people are dead after a car and semi-truck collided during a Border Patrol pursuit in Otay Mesa Tuesday night. According to Border Patrol, two people were seen crossing over the border into the United States early Tuesday night. Agents described them as a man and a woman.

The agency says a getaway car was waiting for the pair. The driver of the car led agents on a high-speed chase reaching speeds of more than 100 miles pee pursuit lasted for about a quarter of a mile before the driver reportedly lost control and crashed into the back of a semi-truck, forcing the car beneath the truck and into a ditch. Two of the men inside the vehicle died while the woman was taken to the hospital and, as of Tuesday night, was listed in critical condition.

Also Tuesday evening, three people were taken to the hospital and two others are in custody after a Border Patrol chase led to a crash in Campo.

According to Border Patrol, agents tried to stop a 23-year-old San Diego resident driving a blue Mazda MPV around 5:05 p.m. near Old Highway 80 and McCain Valley Road for possible immigration-related violations. The driver refused to stop, sparking the chase. During the chase, agents say the woman drove onto Shasta Way at a “high rate of speed” before driving over a dip and losing control of the vehicle.

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