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Officials: 15-year-old U.S. girl with migrants in trunk drove car that crashed at west El Paso intersection

UPDATE: Texas Department of Public Safety officials say a 15-year-old girl, who is a U.S. citizen, was driving the car that crashed at N Mesa and Osborne Drive Thursday afternoon.

According to officials, there were several undocumented non-citizens in the trunk of the car at the time of the crash. An exact number was not provided.

According to DPS, it all began around 10 a.m. at Post Oak and Montoya when a DPS Trooper attempted to stop a car for expired registration.

Officials say that when the car slowed down, three people in the car ran into a nearby neighborhood. The trooper took the male driver into custody. Officials say after the trooper returned to his police unit, the suspect's car was gone.

Later, officials reported another DPS Trooper located the same car at a gas station near Doniphan and Mesa. After trying to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle sped off, eventually crashing into two other vehicles at N Mesa and Osborne.

The passengers were turned over to Border Patrol.

UPDATE: Multiple people were injured. Crews cleaned up the area around 12:30. There were three cars involved. Nine people were injured, one of those seriously. There were no injuries among law enforcement.

EL PASO, Texas -- Four lanes of traffic are blocked in the upper valley after a multi-vehicle crash. The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating.

Initial reports indicate the incident happened around 10:45 a.m. Thursday on N. Mesa and Osborne.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation website, the severity of the injuries is unknown.

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