Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash in Webb Co.

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NEAR OILTON – Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating the death of an off-duty Border Patrol agent in a two-vehicle crash in Webb County.

The crash happened on Highway 359, four miles east of Oilton, Tuesday evening. 

Preliminary information suggests the driver of a 2013 Hyundai Veloster going eastbound on the highway crossed the roadway into oncoming traffic and hit a semi-trailer.

Investigators say the driver of the car, identified as Jorge Antonio Ornelas, 38, of Mission, died on impact.

The driver of the semi-trailer was taken to a Laredo hospital with unknown injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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