Tucason , AZ : One person killed and Five others were injured after head - on Collision at Southeat of Tucson on Thursday , January 8th 2014
A car driven by suspected human smugglers in southern Arizona collided head-on with another vehicle, killing a woman and injuring five other people, authorities said.
The crash occurred Thursday on the San Xavier Indian Reservation southeast of Tucson, the Pima County Sheriff's Department said.
The incident began when Border Patrol agents driving southbound saw a suspicious northbound vehicle and slowed to turn around.
The Sheriff's Department said the agents didn't activate their vehicle's flashing lights or start a pursuit, but the northbound vehicle sped off. A spokesman for the Border Patrol said the vehicle the agents were driving was unmarked.
The northbound vehicle was being driven by William Huebbe, 30, and was carrying Robert Butcher, 25, along with two suspected immigrants. Authorities say Huebbe and Butcher are suspected of smuggling the immigrants.
The agents lost sight of the car but later came across it after it had collided with a southbound vehicle.
Huebbe and Butcher fled into the desert but were apprehended quickly.
1 killed in Arizona head-on collision involving 'suspicious' vehicle carrying immigrants