Border agents killed in train crash laid to rest

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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Yuma residents are gathering to pay their respects to two U.S. Border Patrol agents killed when a train struck their sport utility vehicle west of Gila Bend.

A public memorial service for Hector Clark and Eduardo Rojas Jr. is scheduled Friday at the Yuma Civic Center with burial for both agents immediately following the service.

A Border Patrol spokesman says the deadly crash happened in the early morning hours of May 12 as another group of agents less than a mile south of the train tracks were pursuing eight illegal immigrants who were on foot and carrying marijuana bales on their backs.

An investigation into the crash is under way.

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