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Texas officer killed in 2-vehicle collision

Texas officer killed in 2-vehicle collision
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 9:14pm

 A 27-year-old police officer is dead after a sport utility vehicle driven by a suspected drunken driver slammed
into her patrol car while going the wrong way without lights on a San Antonio freeway.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says Officer Stephanie Ann Brown died shortly after the 2 a.m. Tuesday crash on Interstate 37 just northeast of downtown. Also killed was the driver of the SUV, 31-year-old Christopher David Baldaramos.

McManus says Brown was a three-year police veteran working a shift as a substitute for another officer and was responding to a reported officer in trouble when the crash happened.

Court documents show that Baldaramos was serving probation from a September "no contest" plea to driving while intoxicated.

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