More than a dozen people are dead after a southern California crash involving a semi-truck near the Mexican border, reports say.
The “mass fatality incident” was reported just after 6:15 a.m. local time off Highway 115 in Imperial County, according to the Los Angeles Times.
At least a dozen were initially reported dead and an unknown number of others were injured in the crash between an SUV and a truck about 10 miles north of the border, CNN reports.
Deputy Fire Chief Sal Flores told reporters that 15 first responders were on scene along with five fire engines.
Four people were airlifted to area hospitals, reports say.
“We believe there was 27 passengers in this SUV that struck a semitruck full of gravel,” said Judy Cruz, emergency room managing director at El Centro Regional Medical Center.
Cruz, in a Facebook Live video, put the total dead at 14.