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U.S. Border Patrol agent killed in Sells crash

Two people were killed in a head-on crash on SR 86, just outside of Sells, U.S. Border Patrol said.
Credit: CBP

SELLS, Ariz. — A U.S. Border Patrol officer is one of two people killed in a head-on collision Saturday morning, officials said. 

The crash happened shortly after midnight on State Route 86 just outside of Sells. 

Both the Tucson Sector agent and the person driving the other vehicle involved were pronounced dead a short time after the crash, U.S. Border Patrol said.

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.”

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for updates. 

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