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January 06, 2014
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Texas officer struck by deputy during pursuit

Officer Donny Rocha Jr. was struck by the deputy's truck while engaged in a foot pursuit

By Anum Valliani 
NewsWest 9

ODESSA, Texas — They say it all started with street racing, something residents on 8th Street and Overton are used to.

But a high speed car chase ending there on Saturday night proved dangerous for one officer and it wasn't because of the racers. Officer Donny Rocha Jr. was struck by a deputy's truck. One witness described what he saw leading up to that moment.

"They had been chasing him from 42nd Street. They had been racing and I guess he was trying to get away. [The police] had put spikes right down the street and they popped his tire," he said. The man did not want to disclose the driver's name.

Full Story: Odessa Officer Accidentally Run Over by Deputy During High Speed Car Chase

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