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Border Patrol Agent Killed in TX Crash

Border Patrol Agent Killed in TX Crash

Dallas Morning News via YellowBrix

May 25, 2010

ENCINO, TX – A Border Patrol agent was killed and another was in critical condition after their vehicle hit a bull and crashed in rural south Texas.

The agents veered off Farm-to-Market 755 just south of Encino around 11:30 p.m. Sunday after striking the bull, Border Patrol Supervisory Agent Rosie Huey said Monday. They were on patrol when they went off the road and hit a mesquite tree.

The driver, Mark Van Doren, 40, of Michigan, was declared dead on the scene. Passenger Adelaido Martinez, 37, was flown to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi with head trauma, said Department of Public Safety senior operator Ana Mendez.

Martinez was in the hospital’s intensive care unit Monday being treated for multiple fractures and lacerations, according to a Border Patrol statement.

Neither agent on duty in the 2008 Ford Crown Victoria was wearing a seat belt, Mendez said. The posted speed limit on the rural road is 65 mph and the conditions at the time were dry and clear.

Encino is about 180 miles south of San Antonio.


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    revCCBeasley

    almost 4 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Rest in Peace & may God bless you, your family and co-workers.

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    Sheepdog1

    about 4 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    Straightshooter

    about 4 years ago

    1708 Comments

    Rest in Peace Agent Mark Van Doren. My Prayers for your family, friends and coworkers.

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    jortives1969

    about 4 years ago

    1686 Comments

    R.I.P

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    captainbud

    over 4 years ago

    420 Comments

    Rest in peace, brother. May God bless your family and friends.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    My prayers

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    aussie4

    over 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    While it is not safe nor policy, many BP agents dont wear their seat belts so they can exit their vehicles in a hurry to get the bad guys. God Bless Leo Van Doren and hsi family, as well as Leo Martinez and his.

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    depgomez

    over 4 years ago

    692 Comments

    RIP brothers

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    CAZ

    over 4 years ago

    1428 Comments

    Prayers to all involved.

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    Texlawman

    over 4 years ago

    650 Comments

    RIP, Brother and hopefully Agent Martinez will recover soon. Guys please ware your seat belts!!

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    gman3858

    over 4 years ago

    318 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    batman2944

    over 4 years ago

    738 Comments

    Truly tragic....Rest in Peace, and thanks for the effort to make our borders secure....God Bless!

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    grahamfrank1964

    over 4 years ago

    34 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    LakewoodSgt19

    over 4 years ago

    192 Comments

    Adios hermano. Descanse en la paz.

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    boritico

    over 4 years ago

    928 Comments

    R.I.P.B.

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