Skip to comments.Border Patrol captures more than 70 after chase [Truck crashes in neighborhood park]
Posted on 05/17/2006 6:23:51 PM PDT by Spiff
Border Patrol captures more than 70 after chase May 17, 2006 11:57 AM PDT
More than 70 illegal immigrants were arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Sierra Vista Wednesday morning after the box truck they were riding in crashed in a neighborhood park.
Border Patrol officials said they were trying to get the driver to pull over when the truck made too quick a turn and crashed about 4:30 a.m.
About a dozen immigrants managed to run away, but agents caught about 70 people, said Agent Sean King, a Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman. There were no reported injuries.
The arrests come on the eve of President Bush's visit to Arizona's border, designed to highlight his call for improved border enforcement and an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.
The Sierra Vista Herald has a photo and a tiny news blurb up on their website:
A delivery truck carrying more than 70 illegal immigrants hangs over the lip of a drainage ditch after it drove through Veterans' Memorial Park and Bella Vista Park before being forced to stop in area north of the Kmart shopping center in Sierra Vista early Wednesday morning. U.S. Border Patrol agents and Sierra Vista Police Department personnel apprehended about 70 people who were inside the truck. For more on this story, see Thursday's Herald/Review. (Courtesy of Gail Jones)
My wife and three year old son were playing in that park yesterday afternoon. Seal the border now.
GOP and Bushbots: Nothing to see here move along!
Vote in the primary, make a difference!
Gracias Presidente Bush!
The only way to immediately seal the border is to send the army down there and then build the wall.
I am glad you and your family are safe.
Sierra Vista is the home of Fort Huachuca. They are already there.
70 down, 11999930 to go.
My first thought was whether or not anyone in the park was injured or killed.
Thank goodness your wife and son weren't there today.
When were they released, an hour later?
They been released yet?
News flash 65 let go.
That's about two blocks from my apartment!
Just read a report from KVOA that said a Mexican national crossing the desert with her three-year old left his body behind after he died.
Should add we only know about it because she told some Border Patrol agents who went onto an Reservation in the wee hours to retrieve it.
Dang where is your compassion? They were just one day early!. They were rushing to meet President Bush so he could amnesty them.
You people have no compassion!
Well I for one am glad they all right after the crash,I just hope they can be deported and be back in time to pick the fresh produce delivery to my grocery store tomorrow.
Wonderful... Are You Drunk?
No doubt the President will have plenty of protection so that he won't be run over by delivery trucks delivering 80+ Mexicans to the USA. And he wants to roll out the red carpet for these unwanted "guests". Ridiculous.
Yep, it's a small price to pay to lose one's country if you can pay a quarter a head less for lettuce.
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