Truck driver involved in crash that killed DPS Officer facing manslaughter charges
Story by Lucy Valencia, Assignment Desk Editor - email
WELLTON, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) - The truck driver involved in a crash that killed a Department
of Public Safety officer earlier this month had his day in court on Saturday.
33-year-old Jorge Espinoza is facing charges of reckless
manslaughter, endangerment, criminal damage and defacing property.
On Saturday, Judge Alicia Aguirre set Espinoza's bond at
Espinoza was arrested Friday, May 10, in connection to the death of DPS Officer
Tim Huffman and booked into jail.
to DPS, Huffman died instantly after his car was hit by Espinoza's truck on
happened at around 5:30 pm on May 6.
Huffman had responded to a crash on I-8 and was inside of his
patrol car writing a report when Espinoza slammed into a DPS patrol car parked
in the closed lane, which hit Huffman's vehicle, according to DPS.
Huffman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Espinoza was not injured. He will be back in
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