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Texas DPS Trooper struck by vehicle dies

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TEMPLE, TX (KXXV) -

A Texas DPS Trooper struck by a vehicle in Temple on Saturday has died, according to DPS officials.

Texas DPS Sgt. David Roberts said the trooper was in his vehicle conducting a traffic stop on I-35 when a Chevrolet pick-up truck struck the rear of the trooper's unit. The traffic stop happened just after 3 p.m. on the southbound shoulder of the interstate near mile marker 296.

Temple Fire Dept. spokesman Thomas Pechal said the trooper's car was on fire when the first fire units arrived.

The trooper's identity has not yet been released.

Roberts said the trooper was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to the Temple Fire Dept., three vehicles were involved in the crash. 

One other person was also transported to a hospital.  Their condition was not immediately available Saturday. Two other people at the scene refused treatment.

Authorities were still investigating Saturday and trying to find out what exactly happened.

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.

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