Motorcade escorts deceased Texas DPS Special Agent Anthony Salas from El Paso
A motorcade escorted a Texas Department of Public Safety special agent killed in a border crash as he returned to El Paso on Sunday afternoon.
Special Agent Anthony Salas37, died Saturday at a San Antonio hospital from injuries sustained in a U.S. Border Patrol crash Friday night near Eagle Pass, Texas.
Salas was flown to El Paso, arriving with family members at Atlantic Aviation, 1751 Shuttle Columbia Drive near El Paso International Airport.
The DPS West Texas Region Honor Guard provided an escort with a motorcade traveling from Atlantic Aviation to Crestview Funeral Home, 1462 N. Zaragoza Road.
On Friday night, Salas was assisting a Border Patrol agent involved in a single-vehicle crash while transporting six undocumented migrants in Maverick County, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
Salas was transported by ambulance to Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center in Eagle Pass and then airlifted to San Antonio University Hospital, where he died Saturday morning with his family by his side, DPS said.
Salas was a special agent with the DPS Criminal Investigations Division stationed in El Paso and a member of the DPS West Texas Special Response Team.
Salas was conducting tactical operations in Maverick County as part of a DPS special operations group working alongside the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit, or BORTAC, DPS officials said.
Salas joined the Texas Department of Public Safety in 2013 and was stationed in El Paso. He was a soldier with the Texas Highway Patrol before being promoted to special agent.
Salas served in the US Marine Corps before joining the Texas DPS.
This article originally appeared on the El Paso Times: Motorcade escorts Texas DPS officer from El Paso killed in crash