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Multiple fatalities reported after Ford SUV and truck collide in Imperial, California

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Mass casualty event reported after Ford SUV and truck collide in Imperial County, California.

At least 13 fatalities reported and many injuries confirmed by emergency scanners in the area following a major crash involving Ford SUV and big rig truck in California, near the Mexico-USA border.

At least seventeen people reportedly dead. Multiple MedEvac helicopters from other cities are responding.

Massive emergency response is in progress. All hospitals are notified.

Earlier reports indicated that a bus was involved in the collision. However, according to ABC News it was crash between Ford SUV and big rig truck.

First video footage from the scene of the crash in Imperial County:

California Highway Patrol Division Chief Omar Watson said the collision involved a big rig hauling two trailers and a Ford Expedition having 25 people.

“Obviously, that vehicle’s not meant for that many people,” Watson said. “It’s unfortunate that that many people were put into that vehicle because there’s not enough safety constraints to safely keep those people in that vehicle.”

First video (courtesy of FOXLA) of the crash between two vehicles in Imperial County:

According to CHP officials, those who were killed in the Imperial County crash were aged 20 to 55 and those who were injured were aged 16 to 55.

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