Off-Duty Texas Police Officer Dies In Crash

DRIPPING SPRINGS (October 16, 2013)--An off-duty Austin police died Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident while driving to work in an unmarked patrol car.

Austin police did not immediately identify the officer, who was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday morning in Dripping Springs.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the accident, which happened in rainy conditions.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened on U.S. 290.

Senior Trooper Harpin Meyer says the officer evidently lost control of the unmarked cruiser, which the pickup truck then hit.

Nobody else was hurt.


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