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Tucson sector border patrol agent dies in crash near Sells

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Jul 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-03 19:03:20-04

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.