KERRVILLE, Texas – One Pasadena police officer was killed and another was severely injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler late Friday on I-10, police said.
The Pasadena Police Department said that Larry Candelari and Mike Huffman, both 49, were returning from a deer lease they share at about 10 p.m. when they came upon an accident where a uHaul trailer was jack-knifed near mile marker 492. The officers stopped to assist, and pulled up in front of the vehicle that lost the trailer.
An 18-wheeler coming down I-10 saw the trailer and swerved to miss, but ended up hitting the vehicles on the side of the road.
Candelari was killed in the accident, while Huffman had severe injuries. Police said that he had to have his leg amputated.
At this point we still do not know the conditions of the others at the scene.
Candelari was well respected on the police force. A few years ago he received an award for his response during the shooting death of a fellow officer.