Border Patrol Agent Dies in Crash in Campo – NBC San Diego

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent died Friday during a crash that ended deep in an embankment off the side of a dirt road in far East County, according to CBP.

CalFire said the fatality was reported sometime around 5:30 a.m. in the unincorporated area of Campo, just a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The agent was unresponsive when first responders arrived at the scene, CBP said.

Aerial footage from SkyRanger 7 showed a heavily damaged border patrol vehicle deep down an embankment. Several CBP agents were seen down the embankment responding to the scene, while about a dozen first responder vehicles surrounded the area on a dirt road.

Following the death, a procession was held for the agent while authorities transported the individual’s body to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Authorities did not identify the agent who died. Details on what led up to the crash were not immediately clear.

A procession is held on Friday, May 13, 2022 for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent who died in a car crash in Campo.

A procession is held on Friday, May 13, 2022 for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent who died in a car crash in Campo.

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