Police investigating Las Cruces crash near border that left 9 injured, 1 dead

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – An investigation is underway in a deadly crash involving a vehicle being pursued by a border patrol agent. An agent at the Las Cruces station began following the Ford Expedition suspected of carrying illegal immigrants after it avoided a checkpoint.


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At one point, the driver drove the wrong way on state road 185 and crashed, ejecting the occupants. Four were airlifted to a hospital in El Paso, one later died. Six others were taken to the hospital.

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