KINGSVILLE, Texas — According to a report from the Nueces County E.S.D.3, there are two local Border Patrol Agents recovering from a tragic accident that occurred on Highway 285, going towards Rivera ( just east of Mile Post 536).
Guadalupe Casarez said a USBP vehicle and an 18-wheeler were both traveling eastbound. The 18-wheeler was traveling in front of the Border Patrol truck when the 18-wheeler struck the agent's driver-side door.
The driver was found unresponsive and was airlifted to Shoreline Hospital, and the passenger was transported via ambulance to a Kingsville hospital.
DPS received an update that both Border Patrol agents had surgery and are both in critical but stable condition.
DPS is investigating the cause of the crash.