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Authorities probe death of man hit by Border Patrol agent

Man shot by Border Patrol near border
Posted at 10:48 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 01:48:13-05

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a vehicle driven by a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the incident happened about 8:40 p.m. Friday when the agent was driving to a spot along the border to investigate reports of people illegally crossing it.

The agent’s vehicle hit a man who was lying in the road.

The agent immediately rendered aid to the man until emergency medical services arrived. The agency says the man was first taken to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to a trauma center in Palm Springs, where he died.