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Driver faces murder charges for deaths in police chase

Three counts of second-degree murder were filed Dec. 4 against the driver of a truck that overturned during a chase by U.S. Border Patrol agents and killed three undocumented immigrants in Boulevard.

The chase occurred Nov. 29 after Luis Alberto Virgen, 21, refused to pull over after Border Patrol agents attempted to stop the vehicle in East County.

Virgen was driving recklessly, weaving in and out of traffic on Interstate 8 from Buckman Springs Road. A spike strip was placed on the road, and the truck ran over it while it was raining.

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Source: East County Californian

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