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US Customs and Border Protection manager killed in crash in northwest Minnesota

The crash happened Thursday on Hwy. 2 near Crookston.

A fatal crash on Thursday in northwest Minnesota claimed the life of a longtime employee of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

Christopher T. Bacon, 51, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, died Thursday afternoon when his 2010 Chevy Tahoe ran into the back of a semi-truck on Hwy. 2 near Crookston.

Bacon was on duty at the time of the crash, according to a release from the agency. 

“I am deeply saddened by the death of CBP Office of Intelligence Collection Operations Manager Christopher T. Bacon. Our hearts go out to the family, friends and co-workers of Chris during this difficult time,” said Dave Auwen, the Field Intelligence Group Field Direction of the Great Lakes region.

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Bacon was stationed in Grand Forks as an operations manager and had worked for the agency for 22 years, beginning as a border patrol agent in 1995. 

Bacon is survived by his wife and four children. 

There were no other injuries in the crash, which is still under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection serves within the Department of Homeland Security and its CBP offices are charged with keeping terrorists and weapons out of the country. 

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