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'Mass fatality' crash in southern California leaves multiple people dead: Reports

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A collision between two vehicles near the U.S.-Mexico border in southern California Tuesday morning left multiple people dead, according to the L.A. Times and ABC News, citing county officials. 

The Imperial County emergency services office responded to a “mass fatality incident” at 6:16 a.m. PT, deputy fire chief Sal Flores told the L.A. Times. The crash involved a semi truck and an SUV, the Times reported.

Imperial County Fire department told USA TODAY multiple agencies were responding to the scene.

California Highway Patrol spokesperson Mary Bailey told USA TODAY there had been an “incident” and that personnel were at the scene.

Customs and Border Protection was on the scene to “help” the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office and was not involved in the incident, spokesperson Macario Mora told USA TODAY.

Imperial police captain Max Sheffield said the “accident” happened outside of their jurisdiction.

El Centro Regional Medical Center, the county sheriff and fire offices did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The county sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

This story is developing.

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