A high-speed chase near the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego County ended with three dead and eight injured after a Chevrolet pickup attempted to flee an enforcement stop, hit a spike strip and rolled into an embankment on Interstate 8, authorities said in a statement.
The pickup was carrying 11 people — 9 of whom were lying unrestrained in the bed — while weaving through traffic and traveling at speeds of more than 100 mph, witnesses said. A male driver and a female passenger were believed to be seated in the cab of the truck, CHP spokesman Officer Travis Garrow said.
#CrestwoodIC [final] The IC has updated the injury count to 11 total patients:
-5 minor injuries
-3 major injuries
Command has been terminated, the scene has been turned over to CHP. pic.twitter.com/RGK7Zu27y8
— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) November 30, 2018
Border Patrol agents had attempted to conduct an enforcement stop around 4:30 p.m. but the driver reportedly failed to yield to the Border Patrol’s marked vehicle and fled, authorities said.