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South Texas Officer Killed in Traffic Accident While Transporting Juvenile

April 13, 2015  | 

Officer Mike Villarreal of the Pearsall (Texas) Police Department was killed Sunday in an on-duty crash. (Photo: KSAT TV screen shot)
Officer Mike Villarreal of the Pearsall (Texas) Police Department was killed Sunday in an on-duty crash. (Photo: KSAT TV screen shot)

Officer Mike Villarreal of the Pearsall (Texas) Police Department was killed Sunday afernoon in a traffic accident while transporting a juvenile to a detention center in Jourdandton.

The Atascosa County sheriff said the accident happened around 1:30 p.m. five miles west of Jourdanton on Highway 97.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is still investigating the crash, but told KSAT TV that Villarreal's vehicle collided head-on with a Ford F-350 pickup.

Villarreal died at the scene. The driver of the pickup and the juvenile being transported were unconscious when paramedics arrived and taken by medical helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio.

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Jon Retired LEO @ 4/13/2015 8:26 PM

At 1:30 in the afternoon you still have daylight, however that are of the country has been experiencing strong severe weather in the form of Thunderstorms. We don't know but this could have been a factor. Sincerest condolences to Officer Villarreal's family and his department.

Gloria Torres @ 5/7/2015 3:49 PM

I would like to know what make and model the Officer Villarreal was driving when he had his accident. Please let me know!!!! My deepest condolences to the Villarreal.

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