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Three hospitalized after Border Patrol chase leads to crash in Campo

Posted at 7:35 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 15:10:39-05

CAMPO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Three people were taken to the hospital and two others are in custody after a Border Patrol chase led to a crash in Campo Tuesday night.

According to Border Patrol, agents tried to stop a 23-year-old San Diego resident driving a blue Mazda MPV around 5:05 p.m. near Old Highway 80 and McCain Valley Road for possible immigration-related violations.

The driver refused to stop, sparking the chase. During the chase, agents say the woman drove onto Shasta Way at a “high rate of speed” before driving over a dip and losing control of the vehicle.

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The woman then crashed into a steel fence and hit a utility pole, causing the car to flip over, agents say.

According to border patrol, the 23-year-old had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Border Patrol says four men were found in the back of the vehicle. The men are between the ages of 24 and 39 and all claim to be residents of Mexico.

Two of the men were taken to the hospital for treatment while the other two were taken into custody after refusing medical aid, Border Patrol says.