COLVILLE, Wash. — A U.S. Border Patrol K-9 Agent was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 395 on Sunday.
The agent, who was patrolling an area northwest of Colville, struck black ice along a section of Highway 395, causing his vehicle to lose traction. The vehicle then went over a steep embankment and rolled multiple times.
Rescuers were able to extract the agent from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life.
The agent was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries. The agent’s K9 partner, Jackie, died from his injuries at the scene. Jackie had been serving with Border Patrol since April 2015.