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Testimony reveals details of car accident that killed Houston officer

A Texas trial related to a May 2011 drunk driving car accident addressed the grisly death of the police officer involved. Houston police officers packed the courtroom and heard testimony about the aftermath of the car accident that took the life of one of their own. The man on trial accused of the accident that killed the officer has pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer.

Witness testimony claims a fellow officer responding to a different accident saw a flashlight twirling through the air after the accident and says the first thing he saw was a police boot with the officer's leg attached. He saw blood everywhere including on the man responsible for taking his life. It is believed the officer died instantly and his body crashed into the windshield.

The man on trial is an illegal immigrant, deported from the country twice, and caused the accident after racing through a barricade, then eluding police officers in a chase that reached speeds of about 90 mph. When police removed him from the car that was still blaring music, they asked him why he went through the barricade. A shrug was all they received in response, according to a news report.

Although the man is facing sentencing for his guilty plea to intoxication manslaughter, it does not help the family of the man who lost his life deal with their grief. While the punishment to come would likely help serve as some sense of justice, it can't replace the man's presence in their lives. There was no indication if any separate wrongful death claims have been filed in Texas civil courts by the deceased officer's family.

Source: Houston Chronicle, "Witnesses describe grisly aftermath of drunken driving wreck that killed HPD officer," Brian Rogers, June 5, 2012

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