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Texas trooper dies in fiery crash

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March 24, 2012

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Texas trooper dies in fiery crash

Officer Down: Javier Arana - [El Paso, Texas]

By PoliceOne Staff

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Javier Arana was killed in an automobile accident as he responded to assist a vehicle pursuit in El Paso at approximately 0130 hours on Saturday, March 24, 2012. 

According to ODMP, Trooper Arana's vehicle collided with a Ford Ranger pickup truck and burst into flames upon impact.

The Austin American Statesman reports that the driver of the pickup — 18-year-old Edgardo Antonio Flores — was taken to Del Sol Medical Center.

Arana — the 87th DPS employee to die in the line of duty — is survived by his wife and children.

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