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Border Patrol pursuit near Otay Mesa ends in crash

A vehicle suspected of being used in human smuggling slammed into another vehicle near Otay Mesa on Monday after a Border Patrol pursuit.

The chase began a little before noon as Border Patrol agents tried to stop a blue BMW sedan traveling west on Route 905, authorities said. Border Patrol spokesperson Tekae Michael said the sedan’s driver failed to pull over and took off at high speeds.

The driver lost control of the car and crashed into another vehicle near Picador Boulevard, Michael said.

The Border Patrol did not provide information on the vehicle the BMW hit.

Agents arrested three occupants of the BMW. The driver was identified as a Mexican citizen legally residing in the U.S. The two passengers did not have proper citizenship documents, the Border Patrol said.

Video from OnScene TV showed that at least two of the occupants were checked out by paramedics before Border Patrol agents took them into custody.



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