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April 30, 2013
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Off-duty cop killed aiding motorist

One officer was killed and and other was critically injured and lost his leg in the collision

By PoliceOne Staff

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — An off-duty officer who was heading on a hunting trip with a colleague died Saturday night after being struck by a vehicle while aiding stranded motorists.

Patrol Officers Larry Candelari, and Mike Huffman, both 49,  pulled over to offer help when an 18-wheeler swerved, hitting the vehicles on the side of the road, according to ABC 13.

Candelari was killed and Huffman lost a leg in the collision and was in critical condition. At least four other people were reported injured in the crash, according to the Kerrville Daily Times.

A witness said most, if not all three vehicles that had pulled over to render aid, had their hazard lights on, and that the driver of the 18-wheeler did not hit his breaks until he hit vehicles. 

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