Initial information indicates that today, at approximately 7:25 a.m. CST, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent transporting detainees along Interstate 10 near mile marker 145 approximately two miles east of Van Horn, Texas, was involved in a vehicle accident. All available medical assistance was requested to the scene. Office of Professional Responsibility has been notified/is currently investigating this incident. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.