Pursuit involving Border Patrol agent ends in crash

Intersection at Tocayo Ave., Oro Vista Rd. closed

OTAY MESA, Calif. - A motorist fleeing from a Border Patrol agent Monday plowed a car through a trolley crossing gate at a Nestor-area intersection, then jumped out and made a failed attempt to escape on foot, authorities reported.

The crash at Tocayo Avenue and Oro Vista Road occurred about 9:30 a.m., according to San Diego police. The pursuing federal officer took the unidentified suspect into custody moments later, SDPD public affairs Officer Ed Zwibel said.

The arrestee, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to a hospital for evaluation of a shoulder injury he suffered during the foot chase, possibly by being hit by a passing vehicle.

The incident left the road crossing shut down along with a nearby offramp from southbound Interstate 5 through late morning.


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