Driver killed in crash involving Texas City police officer responding to call, authorities say

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Sunday, March 19, 2023
Texas City officer injured in La Marque crash
A Texas City police officer was rushed to the hospital after being involved in a major crash, police say.

LA MARQUE, Texas (KTRK) -- A driver was killed when the vehicle they were operating was involved in a crash with a Texas City police officer.

The crash happened at about 10 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of FM 1764 and FM 2004. The Galveston County Sheriff's Office said the Texas City police officer was responding to the La Marque area to assist with a call when the crash happened.

Video from the scene shows the two vehicles involved in the wreck. A small white vehicle suffered what appeared to be minor damage, and the officer's cruiser had damage to its front end.

The officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the white vehicle was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. A woman in the white vehicle was hospitalized at UTMB Galveston and is stable.

The sheriff's office could not say if the officer had his lights on at the time. It's also unclear who is at fault in the crash.