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Yuma Sector Agents Assist Troopers In Fatal Vehicle Collision

Release Date
Mon, 05/18/2020

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol emergency medical technicians assisted with a fatal wrong-way vehicle collision on Sunday, along Interstate 8 east of the Mohawk Mountains.

Agents assisted DPS Troopers at the scene of a wrong-way vehicle accident, in the Mohawk Valley
Agents assisted DPS Troopers at the scene of a
wrong-way vehicle accident,
in the Mohawk Valley

Sunday morning, DPS notified Wellton Border Patrol agents of a vehicle driving the wrong way on Interstate 8 near mile marker 58, which is east of the Mohawk Mountains. Agents responding to the area encountered a two-vehicle, head-on collision near mile marker 62 on the interstate’s westbound lanes.

Two Border Patrol agents who are certified EMTs assisted an off-duty EMS worker with providing life-saving first aid prior to the arrival of additional medical services. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was deceased on scene and a Careflight medical helicopter flew one subject to the hospital. Agents remained at the location to assist DPS with providing traffic control.

 

Last Modified: Feb 03, 2021