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Texas State Trooper Killed in Cruiser Crash

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper has died after a two-vehicle crash in El Paso.

The DPS says 32-year-old Trooper Javier Arana Jr. was responding to a pursuit call early Saturday when his patrol car was struck at an intersection by a Ford Ranger. The DPS vehicle caught fire, and Arana died at the scene.

The driver of the Ford Ranger, 18-year-old Edgardo Antonio Flores, was taken to Del Sol Medical Center. His passenger, 20-year-old Josue Alejandro Guerrero, was transported to University Medical Center.

Officials are investigating.

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