15 killed in major vehicle crash in Imperial County, California

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  1. lovesthedrive

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    Imperial County, California: 15 killed in major vehicle crash - CNN

    27 people in one SUV????? Not knocking the nationality here. I know Mexicans will crowd into one vehicle. Yet 27 people? How big was the SUV?
     
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  3. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    According to this article SUV may have actually been a bus. "Officials believe the incident began with a collision between a semi truck and an “SUV,” which Fox News says may have actually been a bus."
    17 dead following ‘mass fatality’ crash at US-Mexico border

    It's hard to tell from the pictures in the article, but it looks like a dump truck (or a tractor) pulling at least two trailers. I was always scared of driving around those setups.
     
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  4. SmallPackage

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    I’m guessing this accident uncovered a people smuggling operation coming up from Tijuana.
     
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    Ford Expedition, legal capacity 7-8. Terrain; flat as a board, no obstructions...

    Just tragically careless.
     
  6. Zack P

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    Its a Ford SUV! How in the 9 blazing hells did 27 people fit in that thing!?

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  7. SmallPackage

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    Countless times a year here in Tejas Dps will have a chase with a stolen pickup that won’t stop for a traffic stop. The pickup will flip at high speeds and 20-30 illegals get thrown out of it. The coyotes steal the f250’s,f350’s, 2500,0r 3500 crew cabs from the big cities and roll back down south with them for a run back up loaded with people.

    Most of the coyotes can’t drive worth a darn.
     
  8. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    Now I know where my RAM2500 went, that was stolen last year.:(:mad::eek:
     
  9. swaan

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    You wonder why it crashed. Do the math. 27×150lbs average person. That's over 4000lbs . Must of handled great!!
     
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    It’s no secret here in this part of the country. The Fords are the number one stolen truck with the rams a close second. They arn’t being stolen by your neighbors for a joy ride. It’s either for parts or shuttle service from the border. Trucks stolen from as far as Dallas are found down south beat the heck with the “ keys”still in them after the run has been completed.
     
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  11. Mike250rs

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    pull the seats out and stack them is all i can figure. :(
     
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