New Mexico

Border Patrol agents chased vehicle involved in deadly rollover

BP Agents chased vehicle involved in...

EL PASO, Texas - I-10 has been reopened in both directions near Lordsburg after a deadly crash involving Border Patrol agents.

Sources confirmed to the ABC-7 New Mexico Mobile Newsroom two people were killed and one was airlifted to University Medical Center in El Paso.

Border Patrol spokesman Ramiro Cordero could not confirm the fatalities, but told ABC-7 agents from the El Paso sector were involved in a chase that led to the crash.

Cordero said agents were patrolling in the Deming area when they noticed four people getting into a vehicle along I-10 at mile marker 41.

Agents tried to pull over the car between mile marker 41 and 43 , but the driver did not stop. Cordero said agents reported the passengers were "tossing objects out of the vehicle."

The car reportedly tried to make a U-turn on I-10 at Highway 146, when the vehicle rolled over.

Cordero said agents began first aid and requested assistance. No Border Patrol agents were injured.

New Mexico State Police and Border Patrol are investigating.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation reported that traffic is being diverted at mile post 49 using exit ramps on NM 146 (Hachita). Drivers can expect delays.

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