Multiple fatalities occurred in El Paso this morning when a car full of people fleeing from Border Patrol officers struck a parked semi trailer.

The crash occurred around 2:15 a.m. on June 25 at the intersection of Paisano Street and San Antonio Avenue in downtown El Paso, Texas.

“U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Santa Teresa and El Paso Stations attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle fled and was subsequently involved in a motor vehicle accident with multiple fatalities,” U.S. Border Patrol said in a written statement.

El Paso Police say that Border Patrol was trying to stop the car because of a failure to yield violation. While agents were in pursuit, the car driver failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center median and hit a a semi trailer without a truck attached that was being used for storage outside of a building.

El Paso Police say that 10 people were inside the car when it crashed into a semi trailer.

Seven of the people inside the car died and another three people suffered life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

The crash is being called the deadliest that has occurred in El Paso in recent memory.

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