Border Patrol Car Crash Kills Five

    Nogales, UNITED STATES:  Border Patrol Agents question a driver along a side road commonly used by smugglers on their way to Tuscon 02 August, 2006 outside of Nogales, Arizona. National Guards troops have been slow to arrive at the border as promised by US President George W. Bush and most are not on the actual border or are in observatory roles only.     AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN  (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A Chevrolet Tahoe blew past an immigration checkpoint in Vail, Arizona, on Sunday night, instigating a car chase with Border Patrol that ended a deadly crash killing at least five people and injuring 12 others. It’s unclear how many people exactly were inside the van: Pima County’s Rural/ Metro fire chief said 22 passengers were onboard, while U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the van carried 18. “Preliminary reports indicate that the driver of the Tahoe lost control on the exit ramp and rolled the vehicle, resulting in multiple fatalities and injuries,” the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency said in a statement.

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