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Two Border Patrol agents helping in a pursuit of suspected illegal immigrants in southwest Arizona died Thursday after a freight train collided with their SUV in a mostly agricultural area southwest of Phoenix, authorities said.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio confirmed the agents’ deaths and said the FBI would be taking over the investigation. The crash happened near Gila Bend, which is about 85 miles southwest of Phoenix.

The scene is under investigation, and the agents’ names are being withheld until family is notified.

Source: Jacques Billeaud for Law Officer.

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