Monday, 22 April 2013

5 die in rollover: 22 people in van that rolls over during Border Patrol chase

5 die in rollover: 22 people in van that rolls over during Border Patrol chase, Sad news out of Arizona came on Sunday, April 21, 2013, as five people have died after a pursuit involving the Border Patrol finished with a van rolling over. The Associated Press reports that the accident happened in Southern Arizona on the evening of Saturday, April 20, 2013.

Border Patrol was in pursuit of the van which was said to be packed with people as it traveled between Tucson and Benson, Arizona on Saturday night.

Once the van rolled over and the pursuit ended, it was realized that there were actually 22 people in total in the van. Authorities say that five people are confirmed dead and the 17 others in the van were taken to different hospitals for treatment.

Injuries of the 17 are unknown at this time.

Willie Treatch, Rural/Metro Fire Spokesman, says that he did not know the full circumstances to the chase that involved Border Patrol and the van. All he knows is that Boarder Patrol was chasing after it as it traveled down the highway, and the van crashed and 5 died in the rollover.

There was no comment from the Border Patrol on Sunday.

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1 comment:

  1. Poor folks in that van. Sounds to me like they were just out enjoying a spring day in the desert and the mean old Border Patrol ruined it for them. Send 'em to DC so they can talk to the congressmen on the evils of the Border Patrol. Yeah, that would be appropriate.