Imperial County: 15 dead when SUV carrying 27 collides with semi-truck near US-Mexico border

  • Source: KTXL-TV Fox 40 Sacramento
  • Published: 03/02/2021 09:08 AM

VIDEO: Fifteen people were killed Tuesday when an SUV believed to be carrying 27 people struck a semi-truck in Imperial County, medical officials said. The crash occurred off state Route 115 north of Holtville, a city 11 miles east of El Centro. Fourteen people died at the scene, Judy Cruz, managing director for the emergency department at El Centro Regional Medical Center said in a news conference. Seven patients were taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center, where one died. Two patients were taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Twenty-seven passengers were believed to be inside the SUV when it struck a semi-truck full of gravel, Cruz said. All lanes of northbound and southbound SR-115 were closed at Norrish Road, Caltrans San Diego said in a tweet.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe