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New Details in Fatal Crash During Border Patrol Pursuit on Interstate 15 in Rancho Bernardo

Agents pursued the car to Rancho Bernardo, where the driver lost control and struck a guardrail.

Three weeks after a fatal pursuit on Interstate 15, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials confirm none of the people in the suspect's vehicle was wanted in a homicide investigation. 

Three people were killed and one was seriously injured when an SUV tried to outrun law enforcement authorities in a pursuit along southbound I- 15 on August 10.

Moments after its driver lost control, the SUV slammed into a guard rail and went over the side of the interstate near Rancho Bernardo, federal officials said.

U.S. Border Patrol agents said they were pursuing the SUV because the license plate was thought to have been connected to a homicide investigation and human smuggling operations.

On Friday, CBP spokesperson Mark Endicott told NBC 7 none of the SUV occupants was a suspect in a homicide.  

Endicott did not release names of the two men and one woman who were killed. 

A 22-year-old man from San Juan Bautista, Mexico was the only survivor, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The collision and investigation prompted a SigAlert along the I-15 corridor for hours, affecting thousands of people.  

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