Driver killed in collision with Border Patrol SUV in Chula Vista intersection

Posted at 5:17 AM, Jan 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 20:57:46-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A woman was killed early Tuesday morning after her car was struck by a Border Patrol vehicle in a Chula Vista intersection.

The crash was reported at about 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Hunte Parkway and Otay Lakes Road, according to authorities.

Emergency responders performed CPR on the female driver for more than 30 minutes and then rushed her to the hospital.

10News learned the woman was pronounced dead on arrival. She had suffered a broken arm and traumatic internal injuries.

A Border Patrol Officer who suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital and released.

Investigators determined that the woman was traveling southbound on the Hunte Parkway when she was broadsided by an on-duty patrol officer who was heading eastbound on Otay Lakes Road.

The crash caused the Pontiac the victim was driving to overturn.

The cause of the crash is under investigation but authorities did point out that it was raining at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor for either driver. Investigators could be missing some important clues.

"The slick roads ... some evidence like tire tracks from braking ... don't appear to be present. We will rely on witness information, statements, and other evidence," said Chula Vista Police Lt. Eric Thunberg.

Right now, police have no witnesses. They plan to but have yet to interview the agent.  Investigators hope to retrieve data from the vehicles' black-box-like devices.