Border Patrol agent dies in car accident - Tucson News Now

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Border Patrol agent died and another was injured in a single-vehicle accident this morning on Interstate 10 east of Benson.

According to a statement from Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, the accident occurred shortly after 7:30 this morning.

The agents were on duty, traveling east on I-10 near Sybil Road, the statement said.

Both agents were taken to the University of Arizona Medical Center, one by helicopter, the other by ground ambulance.

The agent being transported by air, a 5-year veteran of the Border Patrol, died en route, according to the statement.

The condition of the other agent is not yet known.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

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