SELLS, Ariz. (KGUN) — A Tucson sector border patrol agent died in a crash that happened outside of Sells, Arizona early Saturday morning, according to border patrol officials.
Around 2:20 a.m., multiple law enforcement and emergency personnel agencies, as well as a Life Flight responded to the scene of the head-on crash involving civilian motorist on State Route 86 near milepost 128 near Sells, according to officials. Shortly after, the agent and the driver, the only occupant of the civilian vehicle were pronounced dead.
Border patrol officials have identified the agent as Daniel P. Cox.
Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris, Jr. said in a statement, “The Tohono O’odham Nation is saddened by this tragic incident which took the lives of two individuals. Please keep their families and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”
At this time, no further information was immediately released.
An investigation is underway by the Tohono O’odham Police Department.
We mourn the line of duty death of BORSTAR Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Daniel P. Cox who served 24 years of dedicated service to his country. On behalf of the Tucson Sector, I offer my deepest sympathies to Agent Cox‘s family, friends, and colleagues. pic.twitter.com/5ttrV6pfzj— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) August 3, 2021