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Woman accused of fleeing Border Patrol, causing deadly crash due in court

Posted at 1:39 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 21:04:00-04

OTAY MESA, Calif. (KGTV) -- The woman accused of causing a deadly crash while fleeing Border Patrol in the South Bay is scheduled to be in court Tuesday.

Kyleigh Marsay Polite is scheduled to appear before a judge at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The crash, which happened on April 25, left one person dead and four others injured.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said agents spotted five people, who they suspected entered the U.S. illegally, get into a silver 2002 Acura MDX at Alta Road near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.

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When agents tried to make contact, the vehicle drove away, prompting a pursuit.

The chase came to an end on northbound State Route 125 near Olympic Parkway when Polite, the driver of the SUV, lost control, causing the vehicle to roll over several times.

A witness told 10News the driver was attempting to switch lanes at a high rate of speed just before flipping over.

One of the passengers, a 54-year-old man from Sacramento, died at the scene. Three Mexican nationals were taken to the hospital with injuries.

Polite was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment of injuries she sustained in the crash.