Fox News’ Bill Melugin reports that a US Border Patrol agent has been killed in a crash following a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning.
Per the report, the agent was 38 years old and had two children.
The agent was pursuing a group of migrants on an ATV when he crashed into a closed fence at high speed, the sources told Fox News.
The agent was tracking the group of migrants at roughly 1 a.m. on Wednesday when the crash occurred. Authorities say other agents found him unresponsive and immediately attempted life-saving efforts and requested an EMS. The agent was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The incident comes on the heels of President Biden’s Tuesday visit to Arizona, where he insisted that there were “more important things going on” than the crisis at the border when asked why he wouldn’t be visiting the border during his travels.
US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz posted a statement on the agent’s death to his Twitter account:
This is a developing story.