05/25/2010

BP agent killed in collision with steer

By PoliceOne Staff

One Border Patrol agent was killed and another severely injured after the Crown Victoria in which they were travelling collided with a steer and a tree on Farm-to-Market Road 755, in Brooks County, Texas. Agent Mark Van Doren was declared dead at the scene — Agent Adelaido Martinez was taken by helicopter to Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital where he has been listed in serious condition.

According a report in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, a Border Patrol spokeswoman indicated that neither agent was wearing a seatbelt — the speed limit on the road they where the collision occurred is reportedly 65 miles per hour.

The website for KGBT-TV 4 states in its coverage of the incident that “cattle and other livestock have the right-of-way on farm-to-market roads, ranch roads, and state highways” under Texas state law.

 


The Dallas Morning News, The Fort Worth Star Telegram, ODMP.org, and KGBT.com contributed to this report.

 

 

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