U.S. Border Patrol Agent Injured in Crash

The U.S. Border Patrol agent's truck collided with a tree just after 1 a.m. in the Campo area

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    The truck collided with a tree along the road in Campo.

    A federal agent patrolling the U.S.- Mexico border was injured Friday in a serious crash near San Diego.

    The U.S. Border Patrol agent's truck collided with a tree just after 1 a.m. in the Campo area, a remote area that's approximately 55 miles from downtown San Diego.

    Border Patrol Injured in Collision with Tree

    [DGO] Border Patrol Injured in Collision with Tree
    This is video shot from the scene of the crash on Buckman Springs Road near Campo. (Published Friday, Feb 7, 2014)

    Images: San Diego's Border Busts

    California Highway Patrol officers found the truck with extensive front-end damage at Buckman Springs Road and Lake Morena Drive south of Interstate 8.

    The agent driving the vehicle was rushed to Sharp Memorial Hospital in Kearny Mesa.

    CHP officers said the agent, who they identified only as a 26-year-old man, suffered a broken right hand and some facial lacerations.

    The cause of the crash is under investigation. CHP said the road was wet from ongoing rain at the time of the crash.