An Alto off-duty police officer is in the hospital with serious injuries after a collision on State Highway 7 between Marlin and Kosse.
According to DPS, around 6 a.m. on Monday a black pick up truck carrying the off duty officer and his wife was traveling westbound, and a white pick up truck carrying five passengers was traveling eastbound on Texas 7.
DPS said the white truck was trying to pass an 18-wheeler on a no passing zone when the black truck struck the white pick up on its side.
The off-duty officer, Rory Velasquez from Alto Police Department, was flown to Scott and White in Temple via helicopter with a broken arm and possibly broken legs. Alto is a town about 53 miles southeast of Tyler.
No other injuries were reported.
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