DEL RIO, Texas – Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were injured in a single vehicle rollover just north of El Indio.
“My thoughts are with their families and I wish the agents a speedy recovery after this unfortunate accident,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Rodolfo Karisch.
On Sept. 3 at approximately 4:30 p.m., two Eagle Pass South Border Patrol agents were involved in a single vehicle accident while en route to their area of responsibility. The rollover accident occurred just north of El Indio. Both agents were transported to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical center for treatment. Out of an abundance of caution, one of the agents was air lifted to University Hospital in San Antonio for further evaluation. The other agent was treated and released. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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.