DEL RIO, Texas – A three-vehicle accident occurred over the weekend at the U.S. Border Patrol Immigration Checkpoint located on Highway 57 near Eagle Pass.
“I am grateful that no one was seriously injured,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Rodolfo Karisch. “I wish those who were injured a speedy recovery and want to remind everyone to observe all warning signs when approaching U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoints.”
On Sept. 13 at approximately 10:20 a.m., a BMW SUV approaching the checkpoint at a high rate of speed collided with a Toyota Sequoia that was being inspected by a Border Patrol agent. The impact caused the Toyota to collide with a vehicle that had just been released. The BMW also collided with a parked Border Patrol vehicle and a canopy. The Border Patrol agent performing the inspections was unharmed.
Agents assigned to the checkpoint immediately began to provide first aid to all occupants of the vehicles involved. Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers, Eagle Pass Fire Department (EMS), and Maverick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on scene to assist with the accident. The driver of the Toyota was taken to Fort Duncan Medical Center for a possible concussion and the other occupants refused further medical attention. The accident is under further investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.