Fox News’ Bill Melugin reports on the death of a US Border Patrol agent in an accident that occurred after a high-speed chase Wednesday morning.
BREAKING: Multiple federal sources tell me a 38-year-old Border Patrol agent was killed in Mission, TX in the RGV early this morning after he crashed his ATV into a gate while chasing a group of illegal immigrants at high speed. I’m told he was a father of two kids. @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 7, 2022
According to the report, the agent was 38 and had two children.
Fox News sources said that the agent was following a group of migrants riding an ATV and crashed into a closed gate at high speed.
At around 1 a.m. Wednesday, the agent was following the migrants when the crash took place. According to authorities, other agents discovered him unresponsive and attempted to save his life. They requested an ambulance. He was later taken to a local hospital.
This incident follows President Biden’s Tuesday trip to Arizona. He insisted that there were “more pressing matters” than the border crisis when asked why he didn’t visit the border while on his travels.
Raul Ortiz, Chief of the US Border Patrol posted a statement to his Twitter account regarding the death of the agent.
— Chief Raul Ortiz (@USBPChief) December 7, 2022
This is a developing story and we will provide more details as they become available.