A Texas Department of Public Safety sergeant walks past the wreckage of a truck involved in an accident with a DPS patrol car Saturday March 24, 2012 in El Paso, Texas.
Photo credit: AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Victor Calzada
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.