KERRVILLE, Texas – One Pasadena police officer was killed and another was severely injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler overnight on Friday on I-10, police said.
The Pasadena Police Department said that the two off-duty officers were returning from a deer lease they share when they came upon an accident where a trailer was jack-knifed. The officers stopped to assist, and pulled up in front of the vehicle that lost the trailer.
An 18-wheeler coming down I-10 saw the trailer and swerved to miss, but ended up hitting the vehicles on the side of the road.
One of the officers was killed in the accident, while the other had severe injuries. Police said that he had to have his leg amputated.