The Department of Public Safety and the Guatemalan Consulate in Phoenix are still investigating the deaths of five people who died in a crash Saturday in Southeastern Arizona. Officers at the scene say the SUV was filled with 20 Guatemalan and Mexican Nationals.
Border Patrol officials said an agent tried to pull the vehicle over late Saturday night. In a statement, they explain that the driver of the SUV lost control on an I-10 exit ramp and rolled as the driver tried to pull onto Highway 83 in southeastern Arizona, about 50 miles from the Mexican border. A spokeswoman for the Guatemalan consulate said none of the dead have yet been identified. Department of Public Safety officials said they have not determined how fast the SUV was traveling. A DHS official said the driver survived.
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