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5 killed, 13 hurt after SUV rolls over near Tucson

KVOA

Five people were killed late Saturday when an SUV crashed near Tucson, Arizona.

Five people were killed - including a young boy - and 13 injured late Saturday when an SUV rolled over southeast of Tucson, authorities said.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said preliminary investigations suggested 18 people were traveling inside the Chevrolet Tahoe at the time of the accident at Interstate 10 and Arizona State Route 83.

"Preliminary reports indicate that the driver of the Tahoe lost control on the exit ramp and rolled the vehicle resulting in multiple fatalities and injuries," according to a Customs and Border Protection statement.

The fatalities included a young boy, NBC station KVOA reported.

"You could see vehicle parts all over," Rincon Valley Fire District Assistant Chief Lee Bucklin told KVOA. "There were people thrown all over the place."

Citing a statement from Customs and Border Protection, KVOA said Border Patrol agents had tried to stop the vehicle on westbound Interstate 10 around 11 p.m. local time on Saturday but the vehicle had kept going.

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