U.S. Customs and Border Protection employee dies in Polk County crash

Photo courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

A man killed in a crash near Crookston, Minnesota, Thursday was an on duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection employee. 

Authorities responded to the crash around noon Thursday on Highway 2 near County Road 46. The man has been identified as 51-year-old Christopher T. Bacon.

According to the crash report, Bacon rear-ended a semi. He died as a result of crash related injuries. No one else was injured in the crash. 

Bacon was a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He began his career in 1995 as a Border Patrol Agent. Most recently, he was an operations manager in the CBP Office of Intelligence Collection. 

Bacon leaves behind his wife and four children. 

Minnesota State Troopers are investigating the accident.