POSTED: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 7:52am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 9:52pm
El Paso – An El Paso police officer was killed early Wednesday morning after the police car he was riding in slammed into another car.
Investigators say it happened around 1:00 a.m. at the intersection of Saul Kleinfeld and Zaragoza, which remained closed for much of the morning.
The police car collided with a silver Mercedes. The officer in the passenger seat of the police car died at the scene. The officer who was driving the police car was rushed to University Medical Center with serious injuries.
The driver of the Mercedes suffered minor injuries and was charged with intoxicated manslaughter. It is not yet clear who is at fault in the crash.
Police are still investigating.