8 People killed in vehicle rollover near Sonoita

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SONOITA -- Arizona authorities say eight undocumented immigrants "stacked like wood" in the back of an SUV were killed when it rolled over late Saturday southeast of Tucson.

'Stacked like wood'

8 people killed in vehicle rollover near Sonoita - Arizona authorities say eight undocumented immigrants "stacked like wood" in the back of an SUV were killed when it rolled over late Saturday southeast of Tucson.

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Nineteen survivors were taken to hospitals in Tucson and Sierra Vista. The U.S. Border Patrol says eight men treated and released from the hospitals are in custody.

State authorities originally reported 10 people were killed but later lowered the number after learning two people were in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, not dead.

All the victims are believed to be undocumented immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Equador and perhaps Mexico.

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Joy Craig tells The Associated Press that investigators have not identified the driver, but that if he survives, he would likely be charged.

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