Two killed after Border Patrol pursuit in Arizona

Arizona

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — An American citizen and an immigrant who had sneaked into the country illegally are dead after a chase with the Border Patrol ended in their car rolling over.

The Tuesday incident began when agents near Douglas, Arizona, stopped a vehicle they suspected was carrying immigrants. While that car was pulled over, they noticed another car that they believed was also involved. That second car fled, and agents deployed a tire deflation device to try to stop the car. The driver, a U.S. citizen, lost control and rolled over. Four immigrants who had crossed the border illegally were also in the car.

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One died on scene, while two are in critical condition. The fourth has been released to Border Patrol custody. The suspected driver was critically injured and died later at a hospital.

A spokesman for the Border Patrol referred questions to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is handling the case. The agency didn’t immediately respond to an inquiry by The Associated Press.

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