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Border Patrol Agent Killed In Crash

Border Patrol Agent Killed In Crash

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed when he crashed into the back of a semi-truck Monday morning on Interstate 10 near Fort Hancock.

Agent Jose Daniel Barraza, 29, had finished his shift as a dog handler at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint and was driving home to El Paso at about 7:30 a.m. when for unknown reasons he slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer, Texas Department of Public Safety and Border Patrol officials said.

A Border Patrol dog that was riding with Barraza in an agency Ford F-150 was not injured.

Law enforcement dogs often live with their handlers.

Texas DPS Sgt. Elizabeth Carter said that the truck had a cage for the dog.

The accident was under investigation and cause was unknown.  Weather conditions were clear and dry.

 

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