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SUV leads Border Patrol on chase in South Bay

Seven people were detained
Posted at 6:03 AM, Apr 24, 2017

CHULA VISTA (KGTV) - Seven people were taken into custody following a chase in the South Bay involving U.S. Border Patrol agents ended in a rollover crash.

The pursuit began at about 11:45 p.m. when Border Patrol agents tried to pull over a red SUV on northbound state Route 125 near Otay Mesa Road, according to authorities. However, the SUV fled from agents, prompting a pursuit.

The chase ended minutes later when the SUV tried to turn onto an access road but struck a guardrail. The collision sent the SUV rolling down an embankment before it came to rest in a riverbed.

Authorities said seven people were thrown from the SUV during the rollover crash. The seven people were taken into custody, and the detainees were taken to the hospital with injuries of unknown severity.

Authorities at the scene said it is believed the detainees were undocumented immigrants, but their status would be confirmed later in the day.