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Driver pleads not guilty in Arizona death of DPS officer

YUMA, Ariz. — A Yuma truck driver has pleaded not guilty to 20 felony
charges stemming from the May 6 death of an Arizona Department of Public Safety

Officer Tim Huffman was killed in his patrol vehicle when it was struck as part
of a multivehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer rig driven by
33-year-old Jorge Espinoza.

The accident occurred as Huffman was writing a report at an accident site on
Interstate 8 in eastern Yuma County.

The Yuma Sun reported that Espinoza was arraigned
Monday in Yuma County Superior Court on one count of second-degree murder, 13 of
endangerment and six of criminal damage.

Espinoza was not injured in the crash.


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