Deadly Car Explosion Near Mexican Border

Driver killed, border patrol agent injured after car chase in San Diego County.
1:23 | 03/15/12

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-- this all started with a Border Patrol agents side driver. Heading westbound right there and -- eastbound ate the driver refused to pull over. And with -- minutes he was dead. Homicide investigators -- bomb arson units are still trying to determine what caused this -- explode. The bird black vehicle repeat of the side of old highway 88 but experts -- throughout the morning. The -- behind you -- with instantly killed. The car was headed the wrong way here on eastbound eight just after midnight by going in the wrong direction the driver avoided the Border Patrol checkpoint. Agents followed the -- by traveling parallel with it on highway eighty. The driver got off the freeway they deployed spike strips. Investigators still haven't determined if drugs or explosives were in the car but something caused it to burst -- -- As an agent approached the vehicle. As he was standing -- driver side door. The vehicle ignited and became engulfed in flames. That -- -- agent suffered non life threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment the driver of the vehicle died at the scene. In the car do these planes. The agent remains hospitalized that you see SC medical center and -- -- his injuries are not life threatening. Reporting just off Sunrise Highway Rachel Bianco ten days.

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