SUV fleeing Border Patrol crashes; one passenger hurt
2:00 a.m. May 26, 2009

CAMPO — One passenger suffered minor injuries Monday afternoon when a vehicle carrying eight illegal immigrants ran off State Route 94 west of Forest Gate Road, the U.S. Border Patrol reported.

Agents were following a Chevrolet Suburban suspected of being used for smuggling at about 4:20 p.m. when the driver made a sudden U-turn, and the vehicle went down an embankment, said spokesman Mark Endicott.

A female passenger complained of minor injuries, but no one else in the van was injured, he said. All were taken into custody. ... urt/?metro