Woman injured in 5-car collision on I-10; Border Patrol vehicle involved

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TUCSON -- A woman was seriously injured in a five-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 near Tucson Monday morning.

According to the Department of Public Safety, a Border Patrol agent was conducting a traffic stop on the right shoulder of westbound Interstate 10 just west of the I-19 junction at approximately 11:26 a.m.

DPS Officer Robert Lee Bailey said the driver of a vehicle traveling in the far right lane slowed and signaled to move left into the center lane upon approaching the Border Patrol vehicle.

The driver of a Volkswagen sedan traveling in the center lane slowed to allow the other vehicle to move over and was rear-ended by a Jeep Cherokee.

The driver of the Volkswagen lost control and hit a minivan then struck the rear of the Border Patrol vehicle, which was then pushed into the vehicle it had stopped.

The woman in the Volkswagen was transported to UMC Tucson with serious injuries.

According to Bailey, the agent was out of his vehicle at the time of the collision and was not harmed.

The collision is still under investigation.