IMPERIAL (CBSLA) — At least 12 people have been killed in a multivehicle wreck in Imperial County Tuesday morning just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The crash occurred at 6:20 a.m. on Highway 115 at Norrish Road, a battalion chief with the Imperial County Fire Department confirmed to CBS News.
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California Highway Patrol Officer Arturo Platero told CNN that at least 12 people had been killed. Several more were hurt.
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A vehicle was traveling west on Norrish Road when it traveled “in the direct path” of a big-rig, Platero said. No further details were confirmed.
Injured victims were rushed to El Centro Regional and Desert Regional medical centers, the fire department said.
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The wreck occurred about 15 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.