US Customs and Border Protection agent dies in car accident

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State Department of Public Safety officials say Edgard Garcia was killed Friday evening in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 19 in Rio Rico. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) State Department of Public Safety officials say Edgard Garcia was killed Friday evening in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 19 in Rio Rico. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (AP) -

Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags around Arizona to be lowered to half-staff Monday in honor of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent who died in a car accident.

State Department of Public Safety officials say Edgard Garcia was killed Friday evening in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 19 in Rio Rico.

They say Garcia's car crossed the median for an unknown reason and struck a tree.

DPS officials say Garcia was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

Nogales police officials say Garcia's death is considered to be in the line of duty because he was returning from court in Tucson when the crash occurred.

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