TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Officials from four countries worked Friday to identify the nine people killed in a crash involving a sport-utility vehicle packed with suspected illegal immigrants.
The Guatemalan Consul General in Phoenix, Oscar Padilla, said at least five survivors of Thursday's crash are from El Salvador and three are from Mexico, and at least one of the dead was determined to be from Guatemala.
Padilla and his Salvadoran and Mexican counterparts were in Tucson on Friday to help Pima County Medical Examiner Dr. Bruce Parks identify the victims and begin the process of notifying relatives.
The SUV, carrying 17 men and two women, veered off State Route 79 about 80 miles southeast of Phoenix. It slammed into the far bank of a dry wash before flipping and landing upside down.
Two women and seven men were killed, and all those aboard had to be removed from the crushed white Suburban by rescue workers. The survivors were flown to hospitals in Tucson, Scottsdale and Phoenix.