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Two Border Patrol Agents Killed Chasing Illegals in AZ

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Two Border Patrol agents were rushing to help with a pursuit of some suspected illegal immigrants Thursday when they entered a marked railroad crossing and their SUV was struck by a freight train, killing both agents, authorities said.

The wreck happened in a rural, farming area near Interstate 8 and the town of Gila Bend, about 85 miles southwest of Phoenix.

Yuma Border Patrol sector spokesman Agent Kenneth Quillin said the two agents were trying to position themselves on a road north of some other agents who were chasing a group of suspected illegal immigrants.

The suspected illegal immigrants were on foot, and none of them have been arrested, he said.

source http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110512/us-train-border-patrol/ from AP wire

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