- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Two immigrants died and three others were seriously injured when a car they were being smuggled in collided with a large vehicle hauler near the Arizona-California border last week.

The Border Patrol says an agent tried to pull the sports utility vehicle over when it fled, colliding with an empty car hauler on Interstate 8 near the state border.

Agent Richard Withers says the incident began on March 23 when agents spotted the men coming out of the desert and getting into the vehicle. An agent later tried pulling the vehicle over, but it fled after initially puling over.

Two Mexican men were killed and three others hospitalized. Their condition is unknown. The driver, a 30-year-old woman who is a U.S. citizen, suffered minor injuries and has been arrested.


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