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May 7, 2013 8:23 AM by Swetha Iyengar

DPS officer killed east of Yuma

YUMA - An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer was killed on Interstate 8.

DPS spokesman Bart Graves says Officer Tim Huffman had been responding to a collision when he was rear-ended by a tanker-truck while sitting in his patrol car.

It happened about 65 miles east of Yuma. According to Graves, Huffman is a 14-year DPS veteran.

We're told the driver of the tanker-truck and truck company are being cooperative with investigators but no word as of yet if the driver will be charged.

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