Border Patrol agent killed by vehicle

images.jpgBorder Patrol agent killed by vehicle – Los Angeles Times
Officer laying spike strips is hit by a Hummer that had illegally crossed into southeast California.
By Richard Marosi and Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
January 20, 2008

AN DIEGO — A U.S. Border Patrol agent pursuing suspected drug smugglers along the California-Mexico border was struck and killed Saturday by one of the fleeing vehicles, agency officials said.

The agent was trying to stop two vehicles that had illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico when he was hit, said agent Jeremy Schappell, a spokesman for the Border Patrol’s Yuma sector. He said the incident occurred about 9:30 a.m. in the Imperial Sand Dunes recreation area, about eight miles west of the border crossing at Los Algodones.

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