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Border Patrol Agent Killed While Assisting Driver

In 2003, the state of Texas enacted its law requiring motorists to Move Over or Slow Down. The law states that whenever there are TxDOT workers, or an emergency vehicle with its emergency lights are flashing, motorists must either move over to the left. If a lane change isn’t possible, motorists are required to slow down to at least 20 mph below the posted speed limit on the roadway.

The CBS local affiliate station in Dallas-Fort Worth reported on the tragic death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was struck and killed while helping a Texas State Trooper along Interstate 20.

Authorities say that the accident happened on Saturday, February 2nd at approximately 9:00 p.m. while she was assisting in a traffic stop. Veteran agent Donna Doss, 49, of the USBP, was struck by a passing vehicle while responding for a request for assistance by Texas Troopers near Abilene.

Doss was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. She had been with the U.S. Border Patrol for 16 years.

The driver, whose name was not released at the time of the report, was taken into custody. There has been no word as to whether the driver, who was not a part of the original traffic stop, will be charged in Doss’ death.

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