SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 52-year-old man died Saturday evening after a crash that injured three others during a California Border Patrol pursuit near Jamul, according to NBC San Diego.
San Diego County Cal Fire said the events unfolded on Otay Lakes Road shortly after 6:00 p.m.
Authorities indicated Border Patrol agents were engaged in a “failure-to-yield incident” that prompted a chase. The suspect car veered off the side of the roadway and collided head-on with a tree, ejecting three people from the car.
One victim was pronounced deceased at the scene while two others, a 19-year-old and a 29-year-old, were rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The driver, who was not ejected in the crash, sustained minor injuries. They were taken into Border Patrol custody after treatment.
An investigation into the crash remains underway. Authorities said impairment does not appear to have played a role.
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