Woman drowns after alleged illegal immigrants try to run from police

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GILA RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION -- One woman is dead and another is in the hospital after more than a dozen suspected illegal immigrants tried to run from police.

14 arrested

Gila River police were following a suspicious-looking van Sunday afternoon when suddenly the driver floored it and tried to get away.

The driver stopped and a total of 17 people bailed out of the van and ran away.

Several of those people jumped into a nearby canal. That's where police found the woman's body.

A second woman was air-lifted to a local hospital.

Authorities are searching the canal or a possible third victim.

Five people were arrested right after bailing out of the van.

Police caught up with nine more in the desert near the San Tan mountains.