Border Patrol agent dies in ATV accident during Texas patrol

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An ATV vehicle is removed from the scene where an off duty border patrol agent was killed on Wednesday Dec. 7, 2022 in Mission, Texas. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via AP)

MISSION, Texas (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says an agent has died after being involved in an all-terrain vehicle accident while patrolling along the border in south Texas.

The agency said in a statement that the accident happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday while the agent was tracking a group of people who had crossed the border illegally.

Accident was near Mission, Texas

The accident happened near Mission, Texas, along the border with Mexico. The statement says fellow agents found the man unresponsive. The agents began life-saving efforts and called an ambulance.

Border Patrol agent dies

 

The statement says the agent died at a hospital. The agency did not release the identity of the agent.