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The State

Two suspected illegal aliens were killed and two injured when their car crashed into a stalled van on the northbound San Diego Freeway in San Clemente after leading U.S. Border Patrol agents on a high-speed chase, authorities said. The accident occurred in the same area where 10 suspected illegal aliens were seriously injured in a crash during a similar pursuit last December. San Clemente officials, who have complained about the dangers of patrol chases through their city, expressed shock and anger, but seemed to believe that there is little else they can do but repeat their concerns. After the crash in which 10 suspected illegal aliens were injured, the City Council was reassured that the patrol would curb dangerous high-speed chases from its immigration checkpoint, five miles south of the city. Said Mayor Thomas Lorch of the fatal crash: “It’s just a continuing tragedy in these Border Patrol cases.”


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