A Texas Department of Public Safety officer who was struck by a pickup while conducting a traffic stop in Temple Saturday afternoon has reportedly passed away.

According to Tianna Jenkins with our news partner, KWTX, the trooper stopped a Mazda sedan on southbound I-35 near the DPS office around 3 PM.

A short time later, a white Chevy pickup hit the trooper. He was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple in serious condition, where Jenkins reports he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the Mazda was also hospitalized. Two people in the pickup refused medical treatment.

The crash remained under investigation Saturday evening.

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