Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 6 months
Badge # F322
Cause: Automobile crash
Incident Date: 5/23/2010
Border Patrol Agent Mark Van Doren was killed when his patrol car collided with a steer and a tree on Farm-to-Market Road 755, in Brooks County, Texas.
The accident took place three miles west of U.S. Highway 281 around 11 p.m. Sunday, May 23. When the patrol unit hit the bull it veered off of the road, and hit a tree. Agent Van Doren was pronounced dead at the scene in the early hours of May 24. His partner was critically injured in the crash, but survived.
Agent Van Doren was survived by his parents, two brothers, and three children.