Americans driving a truck with Utah plates accused of crashing into dozens of people and vehicles

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Tijuana police said two Americans have been arrested near the U.S.-Mexico border for driving through a crowd of people.

ABC4 News sister station 10 News in San Diago, California obtained video showing the horrific crash.
Tijuana police said the man and woman inside a Chevrolet Silverado got into an argument or some type of fight before the crash. 

Televisa, a Mexican news agency reports the two were in a Utah-registered truck, crashing into several vendors and vehicles at San Ysidro Port of Entry Monday around 3:30 p.m.

Tijuana police said the suspect allegedly threatened a person with a knife or razor. When police tried to talk with the driver, the pick-up truck took off.

Tijuana police said the driver ran over five people, severely injuring one person.  Detectives said 17 vehicles were crashed into, along with 14 street vendors. 

The man who captured the video didn’t want to be identified but said he tried to deescalate the situation.

“I was yelling at them just stop I can help you, just stop don’t go because they were about to mow down probably two dozen people,” he says. 

The man then filmed the pick-up truck drive straight into the Mexican crowd. 

The videographer was caught on video saying, “Ran everything over, just pushed everybody out of the way, every car, every cart.”

Before police arrived a crowd of men could be seen running towards the crash. 

“When the vendors caught up to him they pulled him out of the car and continued to put some boot leather to him,” the man added.

Tijuana police arrested the two suspects and took them to the hospital. 

Though the two were caught driving a truck with Utah license plates, it is not clear if the man and woman are Utahns. 

Police have not indicated a motive or if alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection told our sister station 10News they managed traffic on the U.S. side of the border during the incident. 

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