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Tijuana: Crash at San Ysidro border crossing leaves 2 people dead

The detained person was a 30 year old woman who was driving under the influence of alcohol

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A car accident occurred early this morning on the Vía Rápida Oriente, near the San Ysidro border crossing in Tijuana, Baja California, where a woman crashed into a car that was waiting in line to cross into the United States.

The driver responsible for the act was identified as Naioea Salas Fernández, 30 years old, who was speeding in the area in a Chevrolet Equinox model car, and was also in a state of intoxication, according to authorities.

Salas crashed into the side of a Nissan Sentra wagon where the Valle Guzmán family was traveling, consisting of a couple, their 3 children and the sister of the children's mother, who are between 15, 10 and 7 years old.

At the moment of the collision the Valle's vehicle caught fire, causing the death of the father, Juan Valle Guzmán, who was stuck in the passenger seat, while the Fire Department managed to rescue his wife, children and sister-in-law from the accident, however the mother died hours later at the General Hospital, where they had been transferred to receive medical attention.

The only person who suffered minor injuries is the aunt of the children, while the children remain hospitalized. Their state of health is reported to be serious due to the burns they have suffered.

State authorities revealed that Salas Fernández is already in the custody of the Public Prosecutor's Office, and it will be there where they will clarify responsibilities and probably initiate the trial process.

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