DEL RIO, Texas – A Border Patrol agent was involved in a two-vehicle collision, while on duty near Carrizo Springs early this morning, which resulted in the deaths of both drivers.
“I am deeply saddened by the death of Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo. Our hearts go out to the family, friends and co-workers of Agent Robledo during this difficult time,” said Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch.
Robledo, 34, of the Carrizo Springs Border Patrol Station was involved in a head-on collision with a 2009 Dodge sedan while on patrol on FM 2644 at approximately 1:16 a.m. Robledo suffered traumatic injuries and was airlifted to the San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he later succumbed to the injuries during surgery. The sole occupant of the 2009 Dodge sedan was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Agent Robledo was a three-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol and leaves behind his wife and two young children.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.