Crash Kills 3 Texas Detention Center Officers

SIERRA BLANCA (May 2, 2014) Three detention officers at a privately run unit in West Texas died and two others were injured when the SUV in which they were riding after work overturned.

The accident happened Thursday morning on Interstate 10 near Sierra Blanca, the Department of Public Safety said.

DPS Sgt. Elizabeth Barney said the driver attempted to make an unsafe lane change.

The three who died all worked at the West Texas Detention Facility in Sierra Blanca.

The driver and a fourth passenger were injured.

They were both in good condition Friday in an El Paso hospital.

Alan Pena, 20, of El Paso, Rudy Arana, 25, of El Paso, and Taylor McKenzi of Cibolo died in the rollover.


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