Multiple immigrants injured after truck rolls in New Mexico
DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Border Patrol officials say multiple people have been injured after a truck loaded with immigrants rolled over in southern New Mexico.
They say 19 people were in a vehicle that had stolen license plates and tried to evade authorities south of Deming on Highway 9 early Monday.
The truck was being pursued by a Border Patrol agent who had his vehicle’s lights and siren on.
Authorities say the truck reversed direction and tried to reach the Mexican border about 30 miles (48 kilometers) away at a high speed when the driver lost control.
They say the driver and multiple other passengers in the truck were ejected.
It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were taken to hospitals.
Their names, nationalities and conditions also weren’t immediately available.