At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in a rollover bus crash south of Rosarito, Mexico, Tuesday night, according to the Tijuana Police Department.
The bus, reportedly carrying more than 50 passengers, crashed at about 8:40 Tuesday night along the Tijuana-Rosarito 2000 Corridor near Popotla.
Around midday on Wednesday, Telemundo 20 was able to confirm that a local prosecutor said that the driver of the bus fled after the crash and is being sought by investigators. Officials said he could face between 2-8 years in jail for the incident.
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Firefighters and paramedics extricated multiple passengers trapped in the wrecked bus, which rolled over on its side during the crash. It's unclear what caused the crash, according to authorities.
Officials with the Rosarito office of Secretary of the Citizen Safety said the passengers -- who work at the Rosarito restaurant/bars Botanero 21, Rey de los Cantaritos, Mariscos el Caimán, Coco Beach and Bar Bombay -- were returning from a trip to Tecate.
The SSC's office said that 44 of the passengers were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the passengers on the bus were Hyundai employees. NBC 7 regrets the error.