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At least five killed during Border Patrol pursuit in Arizona

April 21, 2013|By Cindy Carcamo

TUCSON -- At least five people were killed and 17 injured when a van crashed during a border patrol pursuit, Pima County Rural/Metro Fire Chief Willie Treatch said Sunday.

The incident happened late Saturday between 10 and 10:30 p.m., he said, when a van carrying 22 people rolled over near the intersection of Interstate 10 and State Highway 83 in Vail, Ariz.

Five people died at the scene and 17 were hospitalized.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in the Tucson sector could not be immediately reached for comment. 

cindy.carcamo@latimes.com

@thecindycarcamo

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