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Two Border Patrol agents in critical condition after accident at checkpoint

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Two Border Patrol agents were flown to a Phoenix-area hospital with serious injuries after a pickup truck crashed into a checkpoint, according to a CBP spokesperson.

The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Border Patrol Immigration Checkpoint on Interstate 8 eastbound near Yuma.

The two agents were transported to a local hospital before being flown to a Phoenix hospital for advanced care, according to the CBP spokesperson. Several other individuals were also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZ DPS) says it’s assisting Border Patrol in the investigation.

KYMA will keep you updated on this developing story.

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