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Border Patrol agent dies in solo vehicle crash near border

The agent was thrown from the vehicle before being found by another agent, according to a Border Patrol spokesperson.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — A Border Patrol agent died in an accident near the U.S.-Mexico border that is under investigation, authorities said Friday.

The solo-vehicle crash happened around 5:40 a.m. near the Campo area on state Route 94, Cal Fire reported.

The agent was the only person in the vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said.

CBS 8 spoke with Border Patrol agent Teake Michael who said another Border Patrol agent found the agent who was involved in the crash unresponsive after being ejected from the vehicle. The unidentified agent in the crash died at the scene.

Agent Michael said, “It is a very sad day for the Border Patrol organization. All our Border Patrol are family. It is never good to lose brothers or sisters. We are definitely grieving a loss.”

Agent Michael added that no foul play is suspected, and they are still investigating what lead up to the crash.

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