Roberto Velasco, President of the SRE for North America Announced on his Twitter account The Mexican embassy in Calicico has been in contact with Imperial County officials to monitor the situation. “Unfortunately, the embassy has so far confirmed the deaths of 10 Mexican people,” he explained.
The Shock Occurred in a border area in the east Arizona, County Yuma, And with the city of Mexico City, the capital of the southern Mexican state of Baja California.
One of the videos shows the rest of the trajectory of the event: the mouth of the truck was embedded in the left side of the truck. Vehicles were found about 10 miles (about 16 kilometers) from the border with Mexico. At a press conference this afternoon, California Highway Patrol Officer Omar Watson described the driver of the SUV as 22 years old and one of those killed.
Between Injured Y Deceased According to officials, there are Mexican citizens between the ages of 16 and 55.
“Fourteen people died at the scene and another died at the El Centro Regional Medical Center,” said the managing director of the emergency department there. Judy Cruz, Efe said at a press conference aired on social media. Initial reports indicate that at least three people flew out of the truck during the impact.
It is not yet clear what caused the crash in a rural area in southeastern California near the town of Holdville, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of San Diego. The van collided with the truck carrying the gravel. The truck driver was replaced Desert Regional Medical Center With moderate injuries, according to Omar Watson.
Aerial images of the crash that killed 15 people on the California-Mexico border
At a news conference, an official at the El Centro Regional Medical Center, where most of the victims were taken, said the injured were being treated for “various life-threatening injuries.” Four survivors were taken to a medical center in Palm Springs, according to a report. USA Today.
Senator Alex Patilla, Who replaced the Vice President Kamala Harris In the upper house of Congress, Said on his Twitter account His office “is closely monitoring the heart attack in Imperial County, California, which has killed 15 people and injured many more.” Patila added: “Our prayers are with their families and those still in the hospital.”
According to local information, Imperial County officials are in contact With the Mexican Embassy in San Diego Following the incident, the Mexican embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.
Makario Mora, spokesman for the Customs and Border Protection Agency in Yuma and El Centro. Border Patrol Assists the local police in this matter. He added that an investigation is underway into the immigration status of the vehicle owners. “It’s an unusual number of people in an SUV, but we do not know who they are. They may simply be agricultural workers,” Mora told Andhra Pradesh. It is harvest time for lettuce and other vegetables in the region..