A Tucson teen driving a red Nissan Versa fled from an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19 Tuesday night and the car flipped in Green Valley while agents pursued it, federal authorities said. A teen Mexican national was found in the car's trunk. Both teens were taken into custody. 

A Tucson teen who fled an I-19 immigration checkpoint Tuesday night and then crashed was taken into custody by federal agents.

Border Patrol agents found a 16-year-old Mexican boy in the car's trunk who also was arrested Nov. 28. The driver of the vehicle is age 17, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in a news release.

Agents referred the teen driving a Nissan Versa for a secondary inspection after a police dog alerted to an odor in the car, authorities said. The driver fled from the checkpoint and agents chased the car, which flipped near kilometer post 63 on I-19 in Green Valley.

As agents were attending to the driver, they found the teen in the trunk.

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The driver was arrested on suspicion of human smuggling and the Mexican teen on suspicion of immigration violations.

No further information was released.

Contact reporter Carmen Duarte at cduarte@tucson.com or 573-4104. On Twitter: @cduartestar