2 border patrol agents struck by train, killed

They were positioning their vehicle while tracking illegal immigrants when they were struck by a 90-car freight train


By PoliceOne Staff

GILA BEND, Ariz. — Border Patrol Agent Hector Clark and Border Patrol Agent Eduardo Rojas were killed when their vehicle was struck by a train near Gila Bend, Arizona.

The agents were assisting other agents track a group of illegal immigrants and were attempting to position their vehicle north of the group when it was struck by a 90-car freight train at the Paloma Road crossing.

The vehicle was dragged a quarter mile by the train.

Agent Clark had served with the United States Border Patrol for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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