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Border Patrol: Smuggler threw pregnant passenger out of moving car before fatal wreck
Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs

Posted on 05/19/2008 5:25:44 PM PDT by SandRat

A suspected drug smuggler died Saturday night after being thrown from the car he was driving while trying to elude U.S. Border Patrol agents north of Lukeville.

The events leading up to the fatal crash began about 7 p.m. Saturday when agents working near the Lukeville port of entry spotted a car being loaded with marijuana on the Arizona side, said Rob Daniels, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman. They informed agents working further north in the town of Why, who saw the car turn east on Arizona 86 into the town of Gunsight, he said.

Agents tried to stop the 2000 Jeep Cherokee but the driver, a 29-year-old Mexican man, raced away. He drove back west on Arizona 86 toward Why. As he approached the intersection of Arizona 86 and Arizona 85, he slowed down to about 25 miles per hour and a pregnant woman came barreling out of the jeep, Daniels said.

The driver continued south on Arizona 85 toward Lukeville.

The woman, a 31-year-old member of the Tohono O’odham Reservation, later told agents that the man had pushed her out of the car.

The pursuit continued southbound on Arizona 85 until agents threw down tire spikes in the road, forcing the man to swerze. When he swerved, the Jeep rolled and the man was thrown from the vehicle, Daniels said.

Paramedics from the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Border Patrol treated the man until a medical helicopter arrived. The helicopter had to stop and land at least once to resuscitate the man and continue.

He was pronounced dead before reaching the hospital, Daniels said.

The man had a criminal history that included an armed robbery with a weapon in 2000 that triggered his deportation that year, he said. He also had various other drug related offenses. Agents found 300 pounds of marijuana in and around the Jeep, Daniels said.

The pregnant woman was flown by helicopter to Maricopa County Medical Center where she is in stable condition and under observation.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; fatality; immigrantlist; pregnat; woman; wreck

1 posted on 05/19/2008 5:25:44 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: HiJinx; Spiff; Borax Queen; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; ...

BORDER PING!


2 posted on 05/19/2008 5:26:15 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs to said?)
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To: SandRat

The pregnant woman was flown by helicopter to Maricopa County Medical Center where she is in stable condition...

Thank you US taxpayers !


3 posted on 05/19/2008 5:28:06 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

I’m sure she’s 39 and 3/4 weeks pregnant too.


4 posted on 05/19/2008 5:33:55 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: traumer
"The woman, a 31-year-old member of the Tohono O’odham Reservation.."

That would make her a citizen, and probably a victim of a carjacking...

5 posted on 05/19/2008 5:35:15 PM PDT by xcamel (Forget the past and you're doomed to repeat it.)
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To: SandRat
Karma's a b!tch

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6 posted on 05/19/2008 5:36:04 PM PDT by txroadkill (Liberals believe that the only oppressed people in Cuba are the terrorist in GitMo)
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To: SandRat; fieldmarshaldj; NormsRevenge; kellynla; ExTexasRedhead; metmom; Tired of Taxes; ...

He’s just one of the “undocumented immigrants” who are committing crimes that Americans won’t commit.


7 posted on 05/19/2008 5:36:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Karl Marx supported free trade. Does that make him a free market conservative?)
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To: traumer

Well she’s a US citizen, and from being a Native American, I would say the genuine article. No matter what she did or didn’t do in being involved with this guy, she deserves medical treatment.


8 posted on 05/19/2008 5:36:35 PM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: SandRat
The Mexican just died avoiding the tire spikes Americans wont avoid. One less Mexican...It's not like there is a shortage.
9 posted on 05/19/2008 5:41:03 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: traumer

None of these illegals ever say thank you. They act like it its their right to receive free medical from us. They laugh at the American taxpayer. They know where the money comes from and they don’t give an ats rass.


10 posted on 05/19/2008 5:42:36 PM PDT by atruelady
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To: beaversmom

Yes or overdue and going into labor which is why the smuggler pushed her out of the car.


11 posted on 05/19/2008 5:43:13 PM PDT by atruelady
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To: beaversmom

She is Native American, not an illegal. Good guess though- normally that would be the case.

She was likely in cahoots with the smuggler though- not good. I think if she was with him against her will the article would have said so- we hope anyway.


12 posted on 05/19/2008 5:46:21 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: ktscarlett66; xcamel

No, she is not a victim. OK, I am not a mind reader but I will bet the farm that she is (was) helping the smuggler. She may be a Native American but I would love to know if the smuggler has some kind of false ID claiming he is a member of the tribe too.


13 posted on 05/19/2008 5:47:34 PM PDT by atruelady
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To: SandRat

why do we seem to have these crimes happening with hispanics? Are the prison percentages fair? Is it fair that My grandma has ugly knees? Is it fair that John Kerry calls himself a Vietnam Vet?


14 posted on 05/19/2008 5:50:46 PM PDT by mirkwood (I will never vote for McCain)
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To: BigCinBigD

Here’s a joke:

A terrible earthquake has just hit Mexico. 2 million people have died and millions more are injured and homeless. Canada sends food and medicine. The European Union sends troops to help stop the rioting. Last but not least, the United States sends 1 million replacement Mexicans.


15 posted on 05/19/2008 5:51:02 PM PDT by atruelady
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To: mirkwood

They are only hispanic of racial origin. Their country of origin is Mexico. We have a lot of U.S. citizens who are hispanic.


16 posted on 05/19/2008 5:52:18 PM PDT by atruelady
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To: atruelady
‘Hispanic” is an oxymoron anyway... they are mexicans - or farther south - or OTM’s - but unless they can trace direct lineage to “Hispaniola” - no dice - furry or otherwise.
17 posted on 05/19/2008 5:58:24 PM PDT by xcamel (Forget the past and you're doomed to repeat it.)
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To: BigCinBigD

The spikes have prevented a dozen deportations. We deport these guys and they have to be deported again a year later; or a few days later. The chase, while expensive in itself, surely on net saved a bunch of tax dollars.


18 posted on 05/19/2008 6:00:11 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: atruelady
...The woman, a 31-year-old member of the Tohono O’odham Reservation, later told agents that the man had pushed her out of the car.

Apparently a natural-born American.

19 posted on 05/19/2008 6:01:09 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: arthurus

I wonder if the SOB had car insurance?


20 posted on 05/19/2008 6:55:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: atruelady

Actually, hispanic is not a race. A hispanic can be of any race, as long as his heritage is from a Spanish-speaking country.


21 posted on 05/20/2008 7:21:21 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: SandRat

Why and Gunsight? Pipe Organ Cactus Monument? Love the names of those places.


22 posted on 05/20/2008 7:22:08 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

There’s the town of Nowhere too.


23 posted on 05/20/2008 9:12:46 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs to said?)
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