Two Border Patrol Agents Killed in SUV, Union Pacific Train Crash

05/12/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Phoenix, AZ — A SUV and train collision Thursday morning, May 12, 2011, killed two Border Patrol agents from Yuma. The train accident occurred in the area of Interstate 8 and Paloma Road, about 20 miles west of Gila Bend, reported MyFoxFW.com.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the black SUV carrying the Border Patrol agents was crossing the railroad tracks, when a 3-engine Union Pacific train with about 90 cars slammed into the vehicle at 55-60 mph.

The impact of the collision pushed the SUV at least a quarter of a mile from the initial crash site.

Both Border Patrol agents were killed in the wreck. Their identities have not been released.

The train was reportedly headed toward the Yuma area in the southwestern corner of Arizona at the time of the accident.

Buckeye and Yuma air ambulances were called to the scene, but were later were turned around because they were not needed anymore.

MCSO, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Gila Bend Fire Department, Border Patrol agents and the Union Pacific police all responded to the scene.

Investigations are underway.

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