Former El Paso Border Agent Killed in Arizona
POSTED: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 4:17pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 3:58pm
GILA BEND, AZ - A native El Pasoan has been killed in the line of duty while patrolling the border in Arizona.
Eduardo Rojas, 34, interned with the U.S. Border Patrol in El Paso in April, 2000.
He has served in the Yuma sector of Arizona ever since.
Rojas and another agent were killed when their SUV hit a freight train near Gila Bend, AZ.
The Border Patrol says they were trying to capture some illegal immigrants at the time of the wreck.
Pictures show part of the wreckage covered with blue tarp.
The FBI is investigating the crash.