Border Patrol Agent Jose A. Nava died of injuries sustained in a single car vehicular accident. January 6, 1995, Agent Nava was on his way to conduct a train check. He was traveling on Farm Road 1572, 45 miles east of Del Rio, Texas. His service vehicle struck a deer causing him to lose control. The vehicle overturned several times and Agent Nava was thrown from the vehicle. Agent Nava was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:40 a.m. on January 7, 1995.
Jose A. Nava was born in Brownsville, Texas. He began his career with the Border Patrol in El Paso, Texas. On April 9, 1989, Agent Nava transferred to the Del Rio Sector and was assigned to the Brackettville Station.