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(CA)(03-15-2021) California border agent struck & killed while working a crash scene

A vehicle struck and killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was responding to a crash Monday, 3-15-2021 in Salton City, Calif.
Agent Alejandro Flores-Bañuelos, who was assigned to the El Centro Sector’s Indio Station, was taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital, where he died.
Visibility was limited as Flores-Bañuelos tended to the crash on Highway 86, about 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.
A vehicle that passed by the crash struck Flores-Bañuelos.
An Imperial County Sheriff’s deputy arrived shortly thereafter, provided first aid, and called for emergency medical personnel.

Agent Alejandro Flores-BaƱuelos
Agent Alejandro Flores-BaƱuelos

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