CHP: 13 people are dead after an SUV collided with a semi-truck near the US-Mexico border
What we know:
Authorities have designated the crash as a "mass fatality incident" when a 1997 Ford Expedition reportedly transporting 27 people crashed into a semi-truck, killed 13 people, and leaving 14 passengers injured, per the AP.
The crash occurred just before 6:15 a.m., on Highway 115 in Holtville, CA, about 125 miles east of San Diego and 11 miles north of the US-Mexico border. Investigators don't know if the driver, who died in the crash, stopped at the stop sign before colliding with the semi-truck.
Twelve people died at the scene of the crash, and one passenger died at the hospital.
The impact of the collision smashed the left side of the roof, and some of the passengers were ejected from the Expedition.
A few passengers could exit the mangled SUV, and other injured passengers walked around the crash.
The truck driver, a 69-year-old El Centro man, was hauling two empty trailers at the crash.