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By Alex Johnson
Three people were killed and eight others were injured, three of them seriously, on Thursday When a truck crashed on an interstate in California near the Mexican border as he fled US border police, the authorities said.
The truck, which transported 11 people, crashed and angry at 16:30 PT on Interstate 8 in the city of Boulevard, about 50 miles east of San Diego and about 5 miles north of the Mexican border, said the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire.
California Highway Patrol said in an incident that the vehicle, sometimes top 100 km / h, weighed over the center media to pass cars in its path.
A nail strap was used to stop the truck when the vehicle failed to give to the border patrol, which meant that it would mount a steep tire. Truckers passengers, most of whom were in the back of the pickup, were thrown along the road, according to California Highway Patrol.
Three people suffered severe injuries and five others suffered minor injuries, Cal Fire said. Patients had to drive long distances to hospitals because fog, wind and rain prevented medical helicopters from flying, said it.
The driver, believed to be a US citizen, is now in Border Patrol Custody, California Highway Patrol said.