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Incident Details: Border Patrol Agent Jarod Dittman was killed in an automobile accident while en route to his patrol area in Jamul, California, at approximately 1:00 am.
Another Border Patrol agent came across the single vehicle accident on Otay Lakes Road, near State Route 94. Agent Dittman was pulled from his department issued Jeep Wrangler and transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries approximately one hour later.
Agent Dittman had served with the Border Patrol for over one year. He is survived by his wife and child.
End of Watch: Sunday, March 30, 2008
Border Agent dies in single-vehicle crash
The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO — Authorities say a 28-year-old U.S. Border Patrol agent has died after a single-vehicle crash in rural eastern San Diego County.
The Medical Examiner's Office has identified the agent as Jarod Dittman. The Border Patrol won't confirm his name, only saying that the victim was married with a child and had been an agent for more than a year.
Officials say the agent had started his shift at midnight and drove a Jeep on Otay Lakes Road to his patrol area near Jamul. An hour later a second agent came upon the wreck and called emergency crews. The injured agent was taken to a hospital where he died at 2 a.m.
The incident is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.
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