California Highway Patrol officers are investigating an accident that involved four suspected illegal immigrants this morning.
A press release from the California Highway Patrol states the four people, Juan Pech, 34, Kermet Nobelo, 19, Amanda Mendez, 34, and Carlos Quintero, 18, all of Yucatan, Mexico, were involved in a traffic accident about 4:45 on Brockman Road south of Preston Road.
A fifth person, who investigators think was the driver, fled the scene.
A spokesman from the U.S. Border Patrol said authorities think the four people found at the scene of the accident are illegal immigrants. He said the pickup truck in which they were traveling was first spotted on Highway 98 about three or four miles west of Drew Road by a "scope" unit.
The scope unit alerted ground units and attempted to catch the suspected vehicle. Agents caught the vehicle only to find it had overturned.