'Bodies Everywhere' After Car Plows Into Crowd Along Border Road
Sep. 25, 1991
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ An out-of-control car plowed into a group of people along a Mexican road that abuts the U.S. border, killing four and scattering people on both sides of the boundary, authorities said.
''There were bodies everywhere when I got here,'' Border Patrol Agent Jim Henry said of Tuesday's accident. Medical aid came from both sides of the border.
The driver, Jorge Castro Rivera, 28, was in custody of the Baja California State Judicial Police in Tijuana, Mexico. He told police he swerved to avoid people crossing the road, and his car went out of control and hit a line of people alongside the road, said Baja state district attorney's office spokesman Alejandro Zamudio.
His car came to rest in U.S. territory, at the base of the south levee of the Tijuana River. Two of the victims' bodies also fell onto U.S. territory.
A cousin of Castro, Eliot Osuna, said Castro was a cook at Sea World and had been living with him and his wife in San Diego for the past two years.