At least 15 people have been killed in a California highway crash. Fifteen people died in a horrific crash just north of the border in California when their SUV packed with 28 people collided with a big rig hauling gravel, officials reported. The collision happened just after 6:15 a.m. local time off Highway 115 in Imperial County. Fourteen people — the youngest said to be 20-years-old and the oldest 55-years-old — were pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials. Dr. Adolphe Edward, the chief executive of the El Centro hospital, said he believed the passengers were “undocumented migrants,” according to the New York Times.
California Highway Patrol Chief Omar Watson reported that “We’re not sure exactly what caused the collision.” As authorities were investigating the crash, 49-year-old Hugo Castro, placed at least 20 crosses at the scene for the victims.
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