Several suspected undocumented immigrants received injuries in an automobile accident Saturday.
According to a California Highway Patrol press release, Marco Antonio Salas, 30, of Michoacan, Mexico was driving a van with 12 suspected illegal immigrants inside.
The press release states Salas was traveling north on Highway 86 about 11 p.m. as Elias Reyes, 24, of Bakersfield was heading south on the highway in a tractor-trailer rig. Reyes was attempting to turn east onto Bannister Road when the vehicles collided.
The van rolled and ejected several passengers.
Ignacio Gonzalez, 28, of the state of Michoacan received lacerations to his head and legs. Alejandro Escalante of Mexico was found unconscious. An unidentified 32-year-old man, of Mexico received head trauma. All were taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.