A 38-year-old member of the Border Patrol Agency was killed in a hi-speed chase with illegal migrants Wednesday morning, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
From Fox News:
U.S. Border Patrol has not confirmed the identity of the agent, but federal sources say the man was a father of two children. The agent was pursuing a group of migrants on an ATV when he crashed into a closed fence at high speed, the sources told Fox News.
The agent was tracking the group of migrants at roughly 1 a.m. on Wednesday when the crash occurred. Authorities say other agents found him unresponsive and immediately attempted life-saving efforts and requested an EMS. The agent was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Border Patrol did not immediately respond to a request for more details from Fox News Digital.