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Officer responsible for deadly wreck on I-35, victim identified

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TX (KXXV) -

An El Paso police officer has been arrested and charged for his involvement in a deadly crash on I-35 that left one dead. 

Officer Alan Dieguez was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawful carrying of a weapon. He is a three-year veteran of the El Paso Police Department. 

Authorities said the officer was speeding when he caused a deadly multi-vehicle crash that shut down the northbound lanes of the I-35 Tuesday morning, just outside of Salado.

DPS troopers said Dieguez hit an 18-wheeler. When the driver of the 18-wheeler got out of the truck to check on Dieguez, the driver was hit and killed by another 18-wheeler. The victim has been identified as 56-year-old Dane Rutter from Stockdale, Texas.

DPS was called about the crash at 2:16 a.m. and said the accident occurred near mile marker 277.

According to investigators, it all started after the officer lost control of their speeding vehicle and hit a passing semi-truck.

That car then swerved off the highway and landed in a grassy ditch near the I-35 Frontage road.

A second semi-truck driver also swerved to avoid running over the debris from the crash and lost control of their truck. That vehicle also landed in the grassy ditch and caught fire.

A third semi-truck ended up striking the debris from the crash and caught fire on the highway.

At this point, News Channel 25 has confirmed that three people were injured in the crash and have been taken to Seton Medical Center in Williamson County for treatment. A fourth person died at the scene.

News Channel 25's Taylor Durden contributed to this story.

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